|Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney||Fayetteville||West Virginia 25840||8 miles|
|Nicholas County Prosecuting Attorney||Summersville||West Virginia 26651||22 miles|
|Clay Prosecuting Attorney||Clay||West Virginia 25043||23 miles|
|Raleigh County Prosecuting Attorney||Beckley||West Virginia 25801||25 miles|
|Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney||Charleston||West Virginia 25301||28 miles|
|Boone County Prosecuting Attorney||Madison||West Virginia 25130||34 miles|
|Summers Prosecuting Attorney||Hinton||West Virginia 25951||37 miles|
|Wyoming County Prosecuting Attorney||Pineville||West Virginia 24874||43 miles|
|Braxton County Prosecuting Attorney||Sutton||West Virginia 26601||45 miles|
|Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney||Winfield||West Virginia 25213||46 miles|
|Roane County Prosecuting Attorney||Spencer||West Virginia 25276||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.