|Meeker County District Attorney||Litchfield||Minnesota 55355||8 miles|
|Kandiyohi County District Attorney||Willmar||Minnesota 56201||18 miles|
|RENVILLE COUNTY ATTORNEYS OFFICE||Olivia||Minnesota 56277||30 miles|
|Renville County District Attorney||Olivia||Minnesota 56277||30 miles|
|McLeod County Attorney||Glencoe||Minnesota 55336||37 miles|
|Stearns County District Attorney||St. Cloud||Minnesota 56303||38 miles|
|Wright County District Attorney||Buffalo||Minnesota 55313||39 miles|
|Humboldt County District Attorney||Winthrop||Minnesota 55396||45 miles|
|Sibley County District Attorney||Winthrop||Minnesota 55396||45 miles|
|Nye County District Attorney||Benson||Minnesota 56215||46 miles|
|Swift County District Attorney||Benson||Minnesota 56215||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.