|State Attorney||Cambridge||Maryland 21613||18 miles|
|St. Mary's County State Attorney||Leonardtown||Maryland 20650||23 miles|
|Calvert County State Attorney||Prince Frederick||Maryland 20678||24 miles|
|Somerset County State Attorney||Princess Anne||Maryland 21853||30 miles|
|Talbot County State Attorney||Easton||Maryland 21601||31 miles|
|Northumberland County Commonwealth's Attorney||Heathsville||Virginia 22473||32 miles|
|Wicomico County State Attorney||Salisbury||Maryland 21803||35 miles|
|Westmoreland County Commonwealth's Attorney||Montross||Virginia 22520||36 miles|
|Richmond County Commonwealth's Attorney||Warsaw||Virginia 22572||39 miles|
|Lancaster County Commonwealth's Attorney||Lancaster||Virginia 22503||41 miles|
|Charles County State Attorney||La Plata||Maryland 20646||43 miles|
|Caroline County State Attorney||Denton||Maryland 21629||44 miles|
|Prince George's County State Attorney||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||44 miles|
|Essex County Commonwealth's Attorney||Tappahannock||Virginia 22560||45 miles|
|Worcester County State Attorney||Snow Hill||Maryland 21863||46 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.