|Crawford County District Attorney||Meadville||Pennsylvania 16335||19 miles|
|Ashtabula County Prosecuting Attorney||Jefferson||Ohio 44047||22 miles|
|Mercer County District Attorney||Mercer||Pennsylvania 16137||23 miles|
|Trumbull County Prosecuting Attorney||Girard||Ohio 44420||26 miles|
|Mahoning County Prosecuting Attorney||Youngstown||Ohio 44503||30 miles|
|District Attorney||Franklin||Pennsylvania 16323||35 miles|
|Lawrence County District Attorney||New Castle||Pennsylvania 16101||36 miles|
|Geauga County Prosecuting Attorney||Chardon||Ohio 44024||38 miles|
|Lake County Prosecuting Attorney||Painesville||Ohio 44077||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.