|Macon County Prosecuting Atty||Macon||Missouri 63552||8 miles|
|Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney||Moberly||Missouri 65270||15 miles|
|Shelby County Prosecuting Attorney||Shelbyville||Missouri 63469||26 miles|
|Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney||Paris||Missouri 65275||27 miles|
|Chariton County Prosecuting Attorney||Keytesville||Missouri 65261||29 miles|
|Howard County Prosecuting Attorney||Fayette||Missouri 65248||36 miles|
|Adair County Prosecuting Attny||Kirksville||Missouri 63501||39 miles|
|Knox County Prosecuting Attorney||Edina||Missouri 63537||40 miles|
|Linn County Prosecuting Attorney||Linneus||Missouri 64653||42 miles|
|Audrain Prosecuting Attorney||Mexico||Missouri 65265||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.