|Eureka County District Attorney||Elk River||Minnesota 55330||15 miles|
|Sherburne County Attorney||Elk River||Minnesota 55330||15 miles|
|County Attorney Civil Division||Anoka||Minnesota 55303||24 miles|
|Carver County District Attorney||Chaska||Minnesota 55318||30 miles|
|Stearns County District Attorney||St. Cloud||Minnesota 56303||30 miles|
|McLeod County Attorney||Glencoe||Minnesota 55336||31 miles|
|Esmeralda County District Attorney||Shakopee||Minnesota 55379||31 miles|
|Scott County District Attorney||Shakopee||Minnesota 55379||31 miles|
|Meeker County District Attorney||Litchfield||Minnesota 55355||32 miles|
|Hennepin County District Attorney||Minneapolis||Minnesota 55487||33 miles|
|Benton County District Attorney||Foley||Minnesota 56329||34 miles|
|Isanti County District Attorney||Cambridge||Minnesota 55008||41 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.