|Wood County Prosecuting Attorney||Parkersburg||West Virginia 26101||4 miles|
|Washington County Prosecuting||Marietta||Ohio 45750||15 miles|
|Wetzel County Prosecuting Attorney||Elizabeth||West Virginia 26143||16 miles|
|County of Pleasants: Prosecuting Attorney||St. Marys||West Virginia 26170||24 miles|
|Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney||Pomeroy||Ohio 45769||27 miles|
|Athens County Prosecuting Attorney||Athens||Ohio 45701||27 miles|
|Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney||Ripley||West Virginia 25271||29 miles|
|Ritchie County Prosecuting Attorney||Harrisville||West Virginia 26362||30 miles|
|Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney||McConnelsville||Ohio 43756||32 miles|
|Roane County Prosecuting Attorney||Spencer||West Virginia 25276||33 miles|
|Calhoun County Prosecuting Attorney||Grantsville||West Virginia 26147||35 miles|
|Noble County Prosecuting Attorney||Caldwell||Ohio 43724||36 miles|
|Mason County Prosecuting Attorney||Point Pleasant||West Virginia 25550||39 miles|
|Tyler County Prosecuting Attorney||Middlebourne||West Virginia 26149||42 miles|
|Gallia County Prosecuting Attorney||Gallipolis||Ohio 45631||43 miles|
|Doddridge County Prosecuting Attorney||West Union||West Virginia 26456||45 miles|
|Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney||Woodsfield||Ohio 43793||45 miles|
|Perry County Prosecuting Attorney||New Lexington||Ohio 43764||46 miles|
|Gilmer County Prosecuting Attorney||Glenville||West Virginia 26351||46 miles|
|Vinton County Prosecuting Attorney||McArthur||Ohio 45651||46 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.