|Fulton County State Attorney||Lewistown||Illinois 61542||11 miles|
|Mason County State Attorney||Havana||Illinois 62644||19 miles|
|Mcdonough County State Attorney||Macomb||Illinois 61455||27 miles|
|Tazewell County State Attorney||Pekin||Illinois 61554||28 miles|
|Knox County State Attorney||Galesburg||Illinois 61401||28 miles|
|Peoria County State Attorney||Peoria||Illinois 61602||32 miles|
|Warren County State Attorney||Monmouth||Illinois 61462||35 miles|
|Schuyler County State Attorney||Rushville||Illinois 62681||37 miles|
|Stark County State Attorney||Toulon||Illinois 61483||40 miles|
|Menard County State Attorney||Petersburg||Illinois 62675||42 miles|
|Cass County State Attorney||Virginia||Illinois 62691||42 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.