|Morrison County District Attorney||Little Falls||Minnesota 56345||15 miles|
|Crow Wing County District Attorney||Brainerd||Minnesota 56401||23 miles|
|Benton County District Attorney||Foley||Minnesota 56329||27 miles|
|Mille Lacs County District Attorney||Milaca||Minnesota 56353||28 miles|
|Stearns County District Attorney||St. Cloud||Minnesota 56303||33 miles|
|Aitkin County District Attorney||Aitkin||Minnesota 56431||38 miles|
|Kanabec County District Attorney||Mora||Minnesota 55051||39 miles|
|Todd County District Attorney||Long Prairie||Minnesota 56347||39 miles|
|Todd County Attorney's Office||Long Prairie||Minnesota 56347||39 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.