|Blue Earth County District Attorney||Mankato||Minnesota 56001||16 miles|
|Faribault County District Attorney||Blue Earth||Minnesota 56013||21 miles|
|Waseca County District Attorney||Waseca||Minnesota 56093||25 miles|
|Nicollet County District Attorney||St. Peter||Minnesota 56082||27 miles|
|Martin County District Attorney||Fairmont||Minnesota 56031||32 miles|
|Watonwan County District Attorney||St. James||Minnesota 56081||34 miles|
|Le Sueur County District Attorney||Le Center||Minnesota 56057||34 miles|
|Freeborn County District Attorney||Albert Lea||Minnesota 56007||35 miles|
|Brown County District Attorney||New Ulm||Minnesota 56073||37 miles|
|Lyon County District Attorney||Owatonna||Minnesota 55060||38 miles|
|Steele County District Attorney||Owatonna||Minnesota 55060||38 miles|
|Clark County District Attorney||Faribault||Minnesota 55021||42 miles|
|Rice County District Attorney||Faribault||Minnesota 55021||42 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.