|Roane County Prosecuting Attorney||Spencer||West Virginia 25276||10 miles|
|Clay Prosecuting Attorney||Clay||West Virginia 25043||19 miles|
|Calhoun County Prosecuting Attorney||Grantsville||West Virginia 26147||21 miles|
|Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney||Ripley||West Virginia 25271||24 miles|
|Wetzel County Prosecuting Attorney||Elizabeth||West Virginia 26143||28 miles|
|Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney||Charleston||West Virginia 25301||28 miles|
|Gilmer County Prosecuting Attorney||Glenville||West Virginia 26351||31 miles|
|Braxton County Prosecuting Attorney||Sutton||West Virginia 26601||32 miles|
|Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney||Winfield||West Virginia 25213||33 miles|
|Nicholas County Prosecuting Attorney||Summersville||West Virginia 26651||36 miles|
|Ritchie County Prosecuting Attorney||Harrisville||West Virginia 26362||40 miles|
|Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney||Fayetteville||West Virginia 25840||44 miles|
|Wood County Prosecuting Attorney||Parkersburg||West Virginia 26101||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.