|Montgomery County State Attorney||Rockville||Maryland 20850||9 miles|
|Howard County State Attorney||Ellicott City||Maryland 21043||14 miles|
|District Of Columbia District Attorney||Washington||District of Columbia 20001||16 miles|
|Arlington Victim-Witness Program||Arlington||Virginia 22201||17 miles|
|Falls Church County Commonwealth's Attorney||Falls Church||Virginia 22046||19 miles|
|Alexandria County Commonwealth's Attorney||Alexandria||Virginia 22314||21 miles|
|Prince George's County State Attorney||Upper Marlboro||Maryland 20772||24 miles|
|Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney||Fairfax||Virginia 22030||26 miles|
|Baltimore County State Attorney||Towson||Maryland 21204||27 miles|
|Baltimore County State Attorney||Towson||Maryland 21204||28 miles|
|Anne Arundel County State Attorney||Annapolis||Maryland 21401||28 miles|
|Frederick County State Attorney||Frederick||Maryland 21701||31 miles|
|Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney||Leesburg||Virginia 20176||31 miles|
|Carroll County State Attorney||Westminster||Maryland 21157||31 miles|
|Manassas County Commonwealth's Attorney||Manassas||Virginia 20110||37 miles|
|Manassas Park County Commonwealth's Attorney||Manassas||Virginia 20110||37 miles|
|Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney||Manassas||Virginia 20110||37 miles|
|Charles County State Attorney||La Plata||Maryland 20646||40 miles|
|State's Attorney||Bel Air||Maryland 21014||44 miles|
|Calvert County State Attorney||Prince Frederick||Maryland 20678||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.