|Cedar County Prosecuting Attorney||Stockton||Missouri 65785||17 miles|
|St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney||Osceola||Missouri 64776||21 miles|
|Barton County Prosecuting Attorney||Lamar||Missouri 64759||29 miles|
|Bates County Prosecuting Attorney||Butler||Missouri 64730||32 miles|
|Dade County Prosecuting Attorney||Greenfield||Missouri 65661||33 miles|
|Henry County Prosecuting Attorney||Clinton||Missouri 64735||37 miles|
|Bourbon County Attorney||Fort Scott||Kansas 66701||38 miles|
|Polk County Prosecuting Attorney||Bolivar||Missouri 65613||38 miles|
|Hickory County Prosecuting Attorney||Hermitage||Missouri 65668||38 miles|
|Benton County Prosecuting Attorney||Warsaw||Missouri 65355||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.