|Lee County District Attorney||Beattyville||Kentucky 41311||13 miles|
|Breathitt County District Attorney||Jackson||Kentucky 41339||15 miles|
|Menifee County District Attorney||Frenchburg||Kentucky 40322||16 miles|
|Powell County District Attorney||Stanton||Kentucky 40380||19 miles|
|Owsley County District Attorney||Booneville||Kentucky 41314||20 miles|
|Morgan County District Attorney||West Liberty||Kentucky 41472||20 miles|
|Estill County District Attorney||Irvine||Kentucky 40336||23 miles|
|Magoffin County District Attorney||Salyersville||Kentucky 41465||26 miles|
|Bath County District Attorney||Owingsville||Kentucky 40360||31 miles|
|Montgomery County District Attorney||Mount Sterling||Kentucky 40353||32 miles|
|Rowan County District Attorney||Morehead||Kentucky 40351||32 miles|
|Jackson County District Attorney||McKee||Kentucky 40447||32 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.