|Mississippi County Prosecuting Attorney||Charleston||Missouri 63834||11 miles|
|Scott County Prosecuting Attorney||Benton||Missouri 63736||13 miles|
|State's Attorney's Office||Cairo||Illinois 62914||21 miles|
|Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney||Bloomfield||Missouri 63825||22 miles|
|New Madrid County Prosecuting Attorney||New Madrid||Missouri 63869||22 miles|
|Pulaski County State Attorney||Mound||Illinois 62963||24 miles|
|Ballard County District Attorney||Wickliffe||Kentucky 42087||25 miles|
|Carlisle County District Attorney||Bardwell||Kentucky 42023||29 miles|
|Fulton County District Attorney||Hickman||Kentucky 42050||30 miles|
|Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney||Jackson||Missouri 63755||34 miles|
|Hickman County District Attorney||Clinton||Kentucky 42031||34 miles|
|Bollinger County Prosecuting Attorney||Marble Hill||Missouri 63764||37 miles|
|Union County State Attorney||Jonesboro||Illinois 62952||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.