|Douglas County District Attorney||Dunlap||Iowa 51529||14 miles|
|Monona County District Attorney||Onawa||Iowa 51040||14 miles|
|Harrison County District Attorney||Missouri Valley||Iowa 51555||26 miles|
|Crawford County District Attorney||Denison||Iowa 51442||26 miles|
|Washington County District Attorney||Blair||Nebraska 68008||30 miles|
|Shelby County District Attorney||Harlan||Iowa 51537||33 miles|
|Ida County District Attorney||Ida Grove||Iowa 51445||35 miles|
|Cuming County District Attorney||West Point||Nebraska 68788||45 miles|
|Dakota County District Attorney||Dakota||Nebraska 68731||45 miles|
|Thurston County District Attorney||Pender||Nebraska 68047||46 miles|
|Pottawattamie County District Attorney||Council Bluffs||Iowa 51501||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.