|Bryan County Prosecuting Attorney||Pembroke||Georgia 31321||8 miles|
|Chatham County Prosecuting Attorney||Savannah||Georgia 31402||21 miles|
|Liberty County Prosecuting Attorney||Hinesville||Georgia 31313||22 miles|
|Long County Prosecuting Attorney||Hinesville||Georgia 31313||22 miles|
|Mcintosh County Prosecuting Attorney||Hinesville||Georgia 31313||22 miles|
|Tattnall County Prosecuting Attorney||Hinesville||Georgia 31313||22 miles|
|Evans County Prosecuting Attorney||Claxton||Georgia 30417||25 miles|
|Screven County Prosecuting Attorney||Statesboro||Georgia 30458||28 miles|
|District Attorney||Statesboro||Georgia 30458||28 miles|
|Effingham County Prosecuting Attorney||Statesboro||Georgia 30458||28 miles|
|Beaufort County Solicitor||Bluffton||South Carolina 29910||33 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.