|Stone County Prosecuting Attorney||Galena||Missouri 65656||21 miles|
|Christian County Prosecuting Attorney||Ozark||Missouri 65721||27 miles|
|Boone County Prosecuting Attorney||Harrison||Arkansas 72601||28 miles|
|Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney||Berryville||Arkansas 72616||30 miles|
|Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney||Ava||Missouri 65608||35 miles|
|Barry County Prosecuting Attorney||Cassville||Missouri 65625||40 miles|
|Ozark County Prosecuting Attorney||Gainesville||Missouri 65655||41 miles|
|Greene County Prosecuting Attorney||Springfield||Missouri 65802||41 miles|
|Newton County Prosecuting Attorney||Jasper||Arkansas 72641||43 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.