|Frederick County State Attorney||Frederick||Maryland 21701||7 miles|
|Washington County State Attorney||Hagerstown||Maryland 21740||17 miles|
|Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney||Charles Town||West Virginia 25414||22 miles|
|Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney||Leesburg||Virginia 20176||23 miles|
|Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney||Martinsburg||West Virginia 25401||23 miles|
|Carroll County State Attorney||Westminster||Maryland 21157||31 miles|
|Clarke County Commonwealth's Attorney||Berryville||Virginia 22611||31 miles|
|Adams County District Attorney||Gettysburg||Pennsylvania 17325||31 miles|
|Montgomery County State Attorney||Rockville||Maryland 20850||32 miles|
|Franklin County District Attorney||Chambersburg||Pennsylvania 17201||35 miles|
|Frederick County Commonwealth's Attorney||Winchester||Virginia 22601||38 miles|
|Winchester County Commonwealth's Attorney||Winchester||Virginia 22601||38 miles|
|Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney||Berkeley Springs||West Virginia 25411||39 miles|
|Howard County State Attorney||Ellicott City||Maryland 21043||41 miles|
|Fulton County District Attorney||McConnellsburg||Pennsylvania 17233||42 miles|
|Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney||Fairfax||Virginia 22030||43 miles|
|Falls Church County Commonwealth's Attorney||Falls Church||Virginia 22046||43 miles|
|Arlington Victim-Witness Program||Arlington||Virginia 22201||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.