|Santa Barbara County District Attorney||Santa Barbara||California 93101|
|Ventura County District Attorney||Ventura||California 93009||51 miles|
|San Luis Obispo County District Attorney||San Luis Obispo||California 93408||62 miles|
|Kern County District Attorney||Bakersfield||California 93301||82 miles|
|Los Angeles County District Attorney||Los Angeles||California 90012||108 miles|
|Kings County District Attorney||Hanford||California 93230||126 miles|
|Tulare County District Attorney||Visalia||California 93291||130 miles|
|Orange County District Attorney||Santa Ana||California 92701||135 miles|
|Fresno County District Attorney||Fresno||California 93721||153 miles|
|Riverside County District Attorney||Riverside||California 92501||157 miles|
|San Bernardino County District Attorney||San Bernardino||California 92415||160 miles|
|Madera County District Attorney||Madera||California 93637||167 miles|
|Monterey County District Attorney||Salinas||California 93901||174 miles|
|San Benito County District Attorney||Hollister||California 95023||177 miles|
|Inyo County District Attorney||Independence||California 93526||188 miles|
|Merced County District Attorney||Merced||California 95340||193 miles|
|Santa Cruz County District Attorney||Santa Cruz||California 95060||202 miles|
|Mariposa County District Attorney||Mariposa||California 95338||204 miles|
|San Diego County District Attorney||San Diego||California 92101||208 miles|
|Santa Clara County District Attorney||San Jose||California 95110||221 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.