|Clay County District Attorney||Spencer||Iowa 51301|
|Dickinson County District Attorney||Spirit Lake||Iowa 51360||19 miles|
|Emmet County District Attorney||Estherville||Iowa 51334||24 miles|
|Palo Alto County District Attorney||Emmetsburg||Iowa 50536||24 miles|
|Pocahontas County District Attorney||Laurens||Iowa 50554||26 miles|
|Jackson County District Attorney||Jackson||Minnesota 56143||34 miles|
|Cherokee County District Attorney||Cherokee||Iowa 51012||34 miles|
|Osceola County Attorney||Sibley||Iowa 51249||35 miles|
|Buena Vista County District Attorney||Storm Lake||Iowa 50588||35 miles|
|O'Brien County District Attorney||Sheldon||Iowa 51201||35 miles|
|Nobles County District Attorney||Worthington||Minnesota 56187||41 miles|
|Kossuth County District Attorney||Algona||Iowa 50511||46 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.