|Elk County District Attorney||Howard||Kansas 67349||13 miles|
|Chautauqua County District Attorney||Sedan||Kansas 67361||21 miles|
|Greenwood County District Attorney||Eureka||Kansas 67045||34 miles|
|Wilson County District Attorney||Fredonia||Kansas 66736||36 miles|
|Cowley County District Attorney||Arkansas||Kansas 67005||38 miles|
|Butler County District Attorney||El Dorado||Kansas 67042||39 miles|
|Montgomery County District Attorney||Independence||Kansas 67301||42 miles|
|Kay County District Attorney||Newkirk||Oklahoma 74647||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.