|Fayette County District Attorney||Lexington-Fayette||Kentucky 40507||12 miles|
|Woodford County District Attorney||Versailles||Kentucky 40383||14 miles|
|Bourbon County District Attorney||Paris||Kentucky 40361||17 miles|
|Franklin County District Attorney||Frankfort||Kentucky 40601||17 miles|
|Harrison County District Attorney||Cynthiana||Kentucky 41031||19 miles|
|Anderson County District Attorney||Lawrenceburg||Kentucky 40342||22 miles|
|Jessamine County District Attorney||Nicholasville||Kentucky 40356||23 miles|
|Clark County District Attorney||Winchester||Kentucky 40391||26 miles|
|Owen County District Attorney||Owenton||Kentucky 40359||27 miles|
|Grant County District Attorney||Williamstown||Kentucky 41097||29 miles|
|Nicholas County District Attorney||Carlisle||Kentucky 40311||30 miles|
|Pendleton County District Attorney||Falmouth||Kentucky 41040||34 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.