|Kenai Peninsula Borough District Attorney||Kenai||Alaska 99611|
|Anchorage County District Attorney||Anchorage||Alaska 99501||101 miles|
|Matanuska-Susitna Borough District Attorney||Palmer||Alaska 99645||137 miles|
|Kodiak Island Borough District Attorney||Kodiak||Alaska 99615||178 miles|
|Lake And Peninsula Borough District Attorney||King Salmon||Alaska 99613||185 miles|
|Bristol Bay Borough District Attorney||Naknek||Alaska 99633||194 miles|
|Valdez-Cordova County District Attorney||Valdez||Alaska 99686||209 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.