|Lee County State Attorney||Dixon||Illinois 61021|
|Ogle County State Attorney||Oregon||Illinois 61061||14 miles|
|Whiteside County State Attorney||Morrison||Illinois 61270||25 miles|
|Carroll County State Attorney||Mount Carroll||Illinois 61053||31 miles|
|Stephenson County State Attorney||Freeport||Illinois 61032||32 miles|
|Bureau County State Attorney||Princeton||Illinois 61356||33 miles|
|State Attorney||Rockford||Illinois 61101||35 miles|
|Clinton County Attorney||Clinton||Iowa 52732||37 miles|
|Putnam County State Attorney||Hennepin||Illinois 61327||41 miles|
|State Attorney of Dekalb||Sycamore||Illinois 60178||42 miles|
|State Attorney||Belvidere||Illinois 61008||44 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.