|Centre County District Attorney||Bellefonte||Pennsylvania 16823||12 miles|
|Mifflin County District Attorney||Lewistown||Pennsylvania 17044||18 miles|
|Clinton County District Attorney||Lock Haven||Pennsylvania 17745||21 miles|
|Juniata County District Attorney||Mifflintown||Pennsylvania 17059||21 miles|
|Snyder County District Attorney||Middleburg||Pennsylvania 17842||28 miles|
|Huntingdon County District Attorney||Huntingdon||Pennsylvania 16652||35 miles|
|Perry County District Attorney||New Bloomfield||Pennsylvania 17068||36 miles|
|Union County District Attorney||Lewisburg||Pennsylvania 17837||36 miles|
|Lycoming County District Attorney||Williamsport||Pennsylvania 17701||40 miles|
|Northumberland County District Attorney||Sunbury||Pennsylvania 17801||40 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.