|Huron County Prosecuting Attorney||Norwalk||Ohio 44857||3 miles|
|Erie County Prosecuting Attorney||Sandusky||Ohio 44870||13 miles|
|Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney||Port Clinton||Ohio 43452||23 miles|
|Lorain County Prosecuting Attorney||Elyria||Ohio 44035||26 miles|
|Sandusky County Prosecuting Attorney||Fremont||Ohio 43420||27 miles|
|Seneca County Prosecuting Attorney||Tiffin||Ohio 44883||32 miles|
|Ashland County Prosecuting Attorney||Ashland||Ohio 44805||33 miles|
|Richland County Prosecuting Attorney||Mansfield||Ohio 44902||37 miles|
|Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney||Bucyrus||Ohio 44820||38 miles|
|Medina County Prosecuting Attorney||Medina||Ohio 44256||40 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.