|Boyle County District Attorney||Danville||Kentucky 40422||9 miles|
|Jessamine County District Attorney||Nicholasville||Kentucky 40356||17 miles|
|Garrard County District Attorney||Lancaster||Kentucky 40444||17 miles|
|Lincoln County District Attorney||Stanford||Kentucky 40484||19 miles|
|Anderson County District Attorney||Lawrenceburg||Kentucky 40342||19 miles|
|Woodford County District Attorney||Versailles||Kentucky 40383||21 miles|
|Washington County District Attorney||Springfield||Kentucky 40069||21 miles|
|Marion County District Attorney||Lebanon||Kentucky 40033||26 miles|
|Fayette County District Attorney||Lexington-Fayette||Kentucky 40507||27 miles|
|Madison County District Attorney||Richmond||Kentucky 40475||30 miles|
|Franklin County District Attorney||Frankfort||Kentucky 40601||30 miles|
|Spencer County Attorney||Taylorsville||Kentucky 40071||33 miles|
District attorneys (DAs) are the highest-ranking law enforcement officials in their jurisdictions. Their authority is usually county-wide, although some district attorneys represent large cities. As long as they have probable cause, district attorneys have complete discretion in filing charges against individuals. Informed by police investigations, district attorneys may charge anyone with misdemeanors or felonies.
District attorneys review the available evidence and assess witness credibility to determine whether a suspect may have committed a particular crime. A DA may charge a suspect directly or may refer the evidence to a grand jury to consider an indictment against a suspect.
District attorneys are responsible for prosecuting defendants in court. They present the evidence and arguments to a judge or jury, oppose the arguments of a criminal defense attorney, and work to obtain a conviction against the defendant.