|Lincoln Parish District Attorney||Ruston||Louisiana 71273|
|Bienville Parish District Attorney||Arcadia||Louisiana 71001||17 miles|
|District Attorney||Jonesboro||Louisiana 71251||21 miles|
|Union Parish District Attorney||Farmerville||Louisiana 71241||21 miles|
|Claiborne District Attorney||Homer||Louisiana 71040||30 miles|
|Ouachita Parish District Attorney||Monroe||Louisiana 71201||30 miles|
|Webster Parish District Attorney||Minden||Louisiana 71055||38 miles|
|Winn Parish District Attorney||Winnfield||Louisiana 71483||42 miles|
|Caldwell Parish District Attorney||Columbia||Louisiana 71418||44 miles|
|Morehouse Parish District Attorney||Bastrop||Louisiana 71220||45 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.