|Montgomery County District Attorney||Red Oak||Iowa 51566||15 miles|
|Adams County Attorney||Corning||Iowa 50841||17 miles|
|Cass County District Attorney||Atlantic||Iowa 50022||18 miles|
|Page County Attorney||Clarinda||Iowa 51632||28 miles|
|Adair County District Attorney||Greenfield||Iowa 50849||30 miles|
|Union County District Attorney||Creston||Iowa 50801||33 miles|
|Taylor County District Attorney||Bedford||Iowa 50833||36 miles|
|Shelby County District Attorney||Harlan||Iowa 51537||40 miles|
|Audubon County District Attorney||Audubon||Iowa 50025||40 miles|
|Mills County Attorney||Glenwood||Iowa 51534||40 miles|
|Fremont County District Attorney||Sidney||Iowa 51652||44 miles|
|Guthrie County District Attorney||Guthrie Center||Iowa 50115||45 miles|
|Pottawattamie County District Attorney||Council Bluffs||Iowa 51501||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.