|San Luis Obispo County District Attorney||San Luis Obispo||California 93408|
|Kings County District Attorney||Hanford||California 93230||79 miles|
|Santa Barbara County District Attorney||Santa Barbara||California 93101||79 miles|
|Kern County District Attorney||Bakersfield||California 93301||81 miles|
|Tulare County District Attorney||Visalia||California 93291||91 miles|
|Fresno County District Attorney||Fresno||California 93721||100 miles|
|Ventura County District Attorney||Ventura||California 93009||104 miles|
|Madera County District Attorney||Madera||California 93637||111 miles|
|Monterey County District Attorney||Salinas||California 93901||112 miles|
|San Benito County District Attorney||Hollister||California 95023||115 miles|
|Merced County District Attorney||Merced||California 95340||132 miles|
|Santa Cruz County District Attorney||Santa Cruz||California 95060||141 miles|
|Mariposa County District Attorney||Mariposa||California 95338||148 miles|
|Los Angeles County District Attorney||Los Angeles||California 90012||155 miles|
|Santa Clara County District Attorney||San Jose||California 95110||158 miles|
|Stanislaus County District Attorney||Modesto||California 95354||159 miles|
|Inyo County District Attorney||Independence||California 93526||159 miles|
|San Mateo County District Attorney||Redwood||California 94063||176 miles|
|Tuolumne County District Attorney||Sonora||California 95370||180 miles|
|San Joaquin County District Attorney||Stockton||California 95202||183 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.