|Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney||Troy||Missouri 63379||6 miles|
|Calhoun County State Attorney||Hardin||Illinois 62047||18 miles|
|Taney County Prosecuting Attorney||Warrenton||Missouri 63383||19 miles|
|St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney||St. Charles||Missouri 63301||24 miles|
|Jersey County State Attorney||Jerseyville||Illinois 62052||30 miles|
|Pike County Prosecuting Attorney||Bowling Green||Missouri 63334||32 miles|
|Greene County State Attorney||Carrollton||Illinois 62016||33 miles|
|Greene County District Attorney||Montgomery||Missouri 63361||35 miles|
|Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney||Montgomery||Missouri 63361||35 miles|
|St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney||Clayton||Missouri 63105||36 miles|
|Gasconade County Prosecuting Attorney||Hermann||Missouri 65041||36 miles|
|Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney||Union||Missouri 63084||37 miles|
|St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney||St. Louis||Missouri 63101||42 miles|
|Pike County State Attorney||Pittsfield||Illinois 62363||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.