|Forsyth County District Attorney||Winston-Salem||North Carolina 27101||17 miles|
|Surry County District Attorney||Dobson||North Carolina 27017||17 miles|
|Stokes County District Attorney||Danbury||North Carolina 27016||21 miles|
|Davidson County District Attorney||Lexington||North Carolina 27293||32 miles|
|Davie County District Attorney||Lexington||North Carolina 27293||32 miles|
|Patrick County Commonwealth's Attorney||Stuart||Virginia 24171||32 miles|
|Wilkes County District Attorney||Wilkesboro||North Carolina 28697||36 miles|
|Alexander County District Attorney||Statesville||North Carolina 28677||36 miles|
|Iredell County District Attorney||Statesville||North Carolina 28677||36 miles|
|Rowan County District Attorney||Salisbury||North Carolina 28144||38 miles|
|Carroll County Commonwealth's Attorney||Hillsville||Virginia 24343||40 miles|
|Guilford County District Attorney||Greensboro||North Carolina 27401||41 miles|
|Rockingham County District Attorney||Wentworth||North Carolina 27375||44 miles|
|Galax County Commonwealth's Attorney||Independence||Virginia 24348||45 miles|
|Grayson Commonwealth's Atty||Independence||Virginia 24348||45 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.