|Pierce County State Attorney||Rugby||North Dakota 58368|
|Mchenry County State Attorney||Towner||North Dakota 58788||21 miles|
|Benson County State Attorney||Minnewaukan||North Dakota 58351||35 miles|
|Towner County State Attorney||Cando||North Dakota 58324||39 miles|
|Wells County State Attorney||Fessenden||North Dakota 58438||44 miles|
|Rolette County State Attorney||Rolla||North Dakota 58367||45 miles|
|Bottineau County State Attorney||Bottineau||North Dakota 58318||46 miles|
|Ramsey County State Attorney||Devils Lake||North Dakota 58301||52 miles|
|Eddy County State Attorney||New Rockford||North Dakota 58356||55 miles|
|Ward County State Attorney||Minot||North Dakota 58702||60 miles|
|Foster County State Attorney||Carrington||North Dakota 58421||67 miles|
|Nelson County State Attorney||Lakota||North Dakota 58344||76 miles|
|Renville County State Attorney||Mohall||North Dakota 58761||80 miles|
|Cavalier County State Attorney||Langdon||North Dakota 58249||82 miles|
|Mclean County State Attorney||Washburn||North Dakota 58577||82 miles|
|Mercer County State Attorney||Stanton||North Dakota 58571||92 miles|
|Kidder County State Attorney||Steele||North Dakota 58482||96 miles|
|Sheridan County State Attorney||Steele||North Dakota 58482||96 miles|
|Oliver County State Attorney||Center||North Dakota 58530||99 miles|
|Griggs County State Attorney||Cooperstown||North Dakota 58425||101 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.