|Sangamon County State Attorney||Springfield||Illinois 62701||15 miles|
|Christian County State Attorney||Taylorville||Illinois 62568||16 miles|
|Macoupin County State Attorney||Carlinville||Illinois 62626||27 miles|
|Montgomery County State Attorney||Hillsboro||Illinois 62049||30 miles|
|Menard County State Attorney||Petersburg||Illinois 62675||32 miles|
|Morgan County State Attorney||Jacksonville||Illinois 62650||36 miles|
|Macon County State Attorney||Decatur||Illinois 62523||37 miles|
|Logan County State Attorney||Lincoln||Illinois 62656||40 miles|
|Cass County State Attorney||Virginia||Illinois 62691||42 miles|
|Shelby County State Attorney||Shelbyville||Illinois 62565||44 miles|
|Scott County State Attorney||Winchester||Illinois 62694||47 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.