|Shelby County District Attorney||Shelbyville||Kentucky 40065||7 miles|
|Spencer County Attorney||Taylorsville||Kentucky 40071||13 miles|
|Oldham County District Attorney||La Grange||Kentucky 40031||13 miles|
|Henry County District Attorney||New Castle||Kentucky 40050||18 miles|
|Clark County Prosecuting Attorney||Jeffersonville||Indiana 47130||21 miles|
|Jefferson County District Attorney||Louisville||Kentucky 40202||22 miles|
|Bullitt County District Attorney||Shepherdsville||Kentucky 40165||25 miles|
|Franklin County District Attorney||Frankfort||Kentucky 40601||26 miles|
|Floyd County Prosecuting Attorney||New Albany||Indiana 47150||26 miles|
|Trimble County District Attorney||Bedford||Kentucky 40006||26 miles|
|Anderson County District Attorney||Lawrenceburg||Kentucky 40342||28 miles|
|Nelson County District Attorney||Bardstown||Kentucky 40004||28 miles|
|Carroll County District Attorney||Carrollton||Kentucky 41008||33 miles|
|Owen County District Attorney||Owenton||Kentucky 40359||35 miles|
|Woodford County District Attorney||Versailles||Kentucky 40383||35 miles|
|Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney||Madison||Indiana 47250||36 miles|
|Washington County District Attorney||Springfield||Kentucky 40069||37 miles|
|Scott County Prosecuting Attorney||Scottsburg||Indiana 47170||40 miles|
|Switzerland County Prosecuting Attorney||Vevay||Indiana 47043||40 miles|
|Mercer County District Attorney||Harrodsburg||Kentucky 40330||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.