|Burnett County District Attorney||Siren||Wisconsin 54872||19 miles|
|Washburn County District Attorney||Shell Lake||Wisconsin 54871||31 miles|
|Pine County District Attorney||Pine||Minnesota 55063||35 miles|
|Carlton County District Attorney||Carlton||Minnesota 55718||40 miles|
|Shawano County District Attorney||Hayward||Wisconsin 54843||41 miles|
|Polk County District Attorney||Balsam Lake||Wisconsin 54810||45 miles|
|Douglas County District Attorney||Superior||Wisconsin 54880||45 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.