|Ford County State Attorney||Paxton||Illinois 60957||4 miles|
|Iroquois County State Attorney||Watseka||Illinois 60970||26 miles|
|Champaign County States Atty||Urbana||Illinois 61801||29 miles|
|Vermilion County State Attorney||Danville||Illinois 61832||36 miles|
|Newton County Prosecuting Attorney||Kentland||Indiana 47951||37 miles|
|Livingston County State Attorney||Pontiac||Illinois 61764||38 miles|
|Benton County Prosecuting Attorney||Fowler||Indiana 47944||40 miles|
|Piatt County State Attorney||Monticello||Illinois 61856||43 miles|
|Kankakee County State Attorney||Kankakee||Illinois 60901||43 miles|
|Warren County Prosecuting Attorney||Williamsport||Indiana 47993||44 miles|
|Fountain County Prosecuting Attorney||Covington||Indiana 47932||44 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.