|Summit County District Attorney||Breckenridge||Colorado 80424||5 miles|
|Clear Creek County District Attorney||Georgetown||Colorado 80444||23 miles|
|Park County District Attorney||Fairplay||Colorado 80440||25 miles|
|Lake County District Attorney||Leadville||Colorado 80461||25 miles|
|Grand County District Attorney||Hot Sulphur Springs||Colorado 80451||34 miles|
|Gilpin County District Attorney||Black Hawk||Colorado 80422||37 miles|
|Eagle County District Attorney||Eagle||Colorado 81631||39 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.