|Somerset County District Attorney||Somerset||Pennsylvania 15501||19 miles|
|Allegany County State Attorney||Cumberland||Maryland 21502||21 miles|
|Mineral County Prosecuting Attorney||Keyser||West Virginia 26726||22 miles|
|Garrett County State Attorney||Oakland||Maryland 21550||26 miles|
|Fayette County District Attorney||Uniontown||Pennsylvania 15401||33 miles|
|Preston County Prosecuting Attorney||Kingwood||West Virginia 26537||34 miles|
|Hampshire County Prosecuting Attorney||Romney||West Virginia 26757||34 miles|
|Bedford County District Attorney||Bedford||Pennsylvania 15522||39 miles|
|Monongalia County Attorney||Morgantown||West Virginia 26505||44 miles|
|Westmoreland County District Attorney||Greensburg||Pennsylvania 15601||45 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.