|Mccreary County District Attorney||Whitley City||Kentucky 42653||1 miles|
|Wayne County District Attorney||Monticello||Kentucky 42633||21 miles|
|Campbell County District Attorney||Huntsville||Tennessee 37756||23 miles|
|Pulaski County District Attorney||Somerset||Kentucky 42502||24 miles|
|Whitley County District Attorney||Corbin||Kentucky 40701||26 miles|
|Knox County District Attorney||Barbourville||Kentucky 40906||34 miles|
|Laurel County District Attorney||London||Kentucky 40741||34 miles|
|Clinton County District Attorney||Albany||Kentucky 42602||36 miles|
|Russell County District Attorney||Jamestown||Kentucky 42629||37 miles|
|Bell County District Attorney||Pineville||Kentucky 40977||43 miles|
|Rockcastle County District Attorney||Mount Vernon||Kentucky 40456||43 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.