|Luzerne County District Attorney||Wilkes-Barre||Pennsylvania 18711||8 miles|
|Carbon County District Attorney||Jim Thorpe||Pennsylvania 18229||23 miles|
|Lackawanna County District Attorney||Scranton||Pennsylvania 18503||24 miles|
|Wyoming County District Attorney||Tunkhannock||Pennsylvania 18657||26 miles|
|Columbia County District Attorney||Bloomsburg||Pennsylvania 17815||27 miles|
|Sullivan County District Attorney||Laporte||Pennsylvania 18626||33 miles|
|Schuylkill County District Attorney||Pottsville||Pennsylvania 17901||34 miles|
|Montour County District Attorney||Danville||Pennsylvania 17821||36 miles|
|Monroe County District Attorney||Stroudsburg||Pennsylvania 18360||42 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.