|San Benito County District Attorney||Hollister||California 95023|
|Monterey County District Attorney||Salinas||California 93901||31 miles|
|Santa Cruz County District Attorney||Santa Cruz||California 95060||58 miles|
|Merced County District Attorney||Merced||California 95340||58 miles|
|Madera County District Attorney||Madera||California 93637||62 miles|
|Santa Clara County District Attorney||San Jose||California 95110||68 miles|
|Stanislaus County District Attorney||Modesto||California 95354||71 miles|
|Fresno County District Attorney||Fresno||California 93721||72 miles|
|Kings County District Attorney||Hanford||California 93230||81 miles|
|Mariposa County District Attorney||Mariposa||California 95338||87 miles|
|San Mateo County District Attorney||Redwood||California 94063||88 miles|
|San Joaquin County District Attorney||Stockton||California 95202||93 miles|
|San Luis Obispo County District Attorney||San Luis Obispo||California 93408||95 miles|
|Tulare County District Attorney||Visalia||California 93291||100 miles|
|Tuolumne County District Attorney||Sonora||California 95370||103 miles|
|Alameda County District Attorney||Oakland||California 94612||105 miles|
|San Francisco District Attorney||San Francisco||California 94103||108 miles|
|Calaveras County District Attorney||San Andreas||California 95249||112 miles|
|Contra Costa County District Attorney||Martinez||California 94553||113 miles|
|Amador County District Atty||Jackson||California 95642||122 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.