|District Attorney General||Ripley||Tennessee 38063||18 miles|
|Chester County District Attorney||Jackson||Tennessee 38301||26 miles|
|Dyer County District Attorney||Dyersburg||Tennessee 38024||31 miles|
|Crockett County District Attorney||Trenton||Tennessee 38382||33 miles|
|Pemiscot County Prosecuting Attorney||Caruthersville||Missouri 63830||46 miles|
|Shelby County District Attorney||Memphis||Tennessee 38103||53 miles|
|Benton County District Attorney||Huntingdon||Tennessee 38344||56 miles|
|Crittenden County Prosecuting Attorney||Marion||Arkansas 72364||58 miles|
|Obion County District Attorney||Dresden||Tennessee 38225||58 miles|
|Dunklin County Prosecuting Attorney||Kennett||Missouri 63857||62 miles|
|Adams County District Attorney||Corinth||Mississippi 38834||62 miles|
|Stone County District Attorney||Hernando||Mississippi 38632||66 miles|
|Fulton County District Attorney||Hickman||Kentucky 42050||68 miles|
|New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney||New Madrid||Missouri 63869||70 miles|
|Greene County Prosecuting Attorney||Paragould||Arkansas 72451||76 miles|
|Hickman County District Attorney||Clinton||Kentucky 42031||76 miles|
|Poinsett County Prosecuting Attorney||Harrisburg||Arkansas 72432||81 miles|
|Craighead County Prosecuting Attorney||Jonesboro||Arkansas 72401||82 miles|
|Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney, Scott Ellington||Jonesboro||Arkansas 72401||82 miles|
|Graves County District Attorney||Mayfield||Kentucky 42066||85 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.