|Lafayette County Prosecuting Attorney||Lexington||Missouri 64067||12 miles|
|Ray County Prosecuting Attorney||Richmond||Missouri 64085||20 miles|
|Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney||Warrensburg||Missouri 64093||21 miles|
|Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney||Carrollton||Missouri 64633||24 miles|
|Saline County Prosecuting Attorney||Marshall||Missouri 65340||29 miles|
|Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney||Sedalia||Missouri 65301||37 miles|
|Clay County Prosecuting Attorney||Liberty||Missouri 64068||39 miles|
|Caldwell County Prosecuting Attorney||Kingston||Missouri 64650||43 miles|
|Cass County Prosecuting Attorney||Harrisonville||Missouri 64701||45 miles|
|Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney||Kansas||Missouri 64106||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.