|Lanier County Prosecuting Attorney||Lakeland||Georgia 31635||13 miles|
|Atkinson County Prosecuting Attorney||Pearson||Georgia 31642||21 miles|
|Colquitt County Prosecuting Attorney||Valdosta||Georgia 31603||26 miles|
|Echols County Prosecuting Attorney||Valdosta||Georgia 31603||26 miles|
|Lowndes County Prosecuting Attorney||Valdosta||Georgia 31603||26 miles|
|Thomas County Prosecuting Attorney||Valdosta||Georgia 31603||26 miles|
|Clinch County Prosecuting Attorney||Nashville||Georgia 31639||27 miles|
|Cook County Prosecuting Attorney||Nashville||Georgia 31639||27 miles|
|District Attorney||Nashville||Georgia 31639||27 miles|
|Hamilton County State Attorney||Jasper||Florida 32052||33 miles|
|Ware County Prosecuting Attorney||Waycross||Georgia 31501||34 miles|
|Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney||Blackshear||Georgia 31516||43 miles|
|Brooks County Prosecuting Attorney||Quitman||Georgia 31643||43 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.