|Penobscot County District Attorney||Bangor||Maine 04401||14 miles|
|Waldo County District Attorney||Belfast||Maine 04915||14 miles|
|Hancock County District Atty||Ellsworth||Maine 04605||23 miles|
|Knox County Courthouse||Rockland||Maine 04841||37 miles|
|Somerset County District Attorney||Skowhegan||Maine 04976||43 miles|
|Piscataquis District Attorney||Dover-Foxcroft||Maine 04426||43 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.