|Ocean County Prosecuting Attorney||Toms River||New Jersey 08754||11 miles|
|Monmouth County Prosecuting Attorney||Freehold||New Jersey 07728||15 miles|
|Middlesex County Prosecuting Attorney||New Brunswick||New Jersey 08901||34 miles|
|Richmond County District Attorney||New York||New York 10301||37 miles|
|Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney||Trenton||New Jersey 08608||39 miles|
|Union County Prosecuting Attorney||Elizabeth||New Jersey 07202||39 miles|
|Kings County District Attorney||Brooklyn||New York 11201||40 miles|
|Burlington County Prosecuting Attorney||Mount Holly||New Jersey 08060||41 miles|
|New York County District Attorney||New York||New York 10013||42 miles|
|Queens County District Attorney||Kew Gardens||New York 11415||43 miles|
|Hudson County Prosecuting Attorney||Jersey||New Jersey 07306||43 miles|
|Somerset County Prosecuting Attorney||Somerville||New Jersey 08876||44 miles|
|Essex County Prosecuting Attorney||Newark||New Jersey 07102||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.