Powell County District Attorney

See Powell County District Attorney location, address, and phone number, and public records search. District attorneys are public officials which investigate and prosecute crimes in a court of law. District attorneys are sometimes called prosecuting attorneys or commonwealth attorneys in some jurisdictions.


Name
Powell County District Attorney
Address
PO Box 8, Stanton, Kentucky, 40380
Phone
(606) 663-6647
Fax
(606) 663-6412

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What is a district attorney?

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.