|Hardy County Prosecuting Attorney||Moorefield||West Virginia 26836||9 miles|
|Grant County Prosecuting Attorney||Petersburg||West Virginia 26847||13 miles|
|Mineral County Prosecuting Attorney||Keyser||West Virginia 26726||19 miles|
|Hampshire County Prosecuting Attorney||Romney||West Virginia 26757||20 miles|
|Garrett County State Attorney||Oakland||Maryland 21550||25 miles|
|Tucker County Prosecuting Attorney||Parsons||West Virginia 26287||34 miles|
|Shenandoah County Commonwealth's Attorney||Woodstock||Virginia 22664||36 miles|
|Allegany County State Attorney||Cumberland||Maryland 21502||36 miles|
|Preston County Prosecuting Attorney||Kingwood||West Virginia 26537||39 miles|
|Pendleton County Prosecuting Attorney||Franklin||West Virginia 26807||40 miles|
|Randolph County Prosecutor||Elkins||West Virginia 26241||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.