|Crawford County District Attorney||Prairie du Chien||Wisconsin 53821||16 miles|
|Clayton County District Attorney||Elkader||Iowa 52043||17 miles|
|Grant County District Attorney||Lancaster||Wisconsin 53813||18 miles|
|Dubuque County District Attorney||Dubuque||Iowa 52001||31 miles|
|Delaware County District Attorney||Manchester||Iowa 52057||32 miles|
|Allamakee County District Attorney||Waukon||Iowa 52172||37 miles|
|Jo Daviess County State Attorney||Galena||Illinois 61036||43 miles|
|Fayette County District Attorney||Oelwein||Iowa 50662||45 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.