|Stearns County District Attorney||St. Cloud||Minnesota 56303||8 miles|
|Benton County District Attorney||Foley||Minnesota 56329||20 miles|
|Wright County District Attorney||Buffalo||Minnesota 55313||25 miles|
|Meeker County District Attorney||Litchfield||Minnesota 55355||27 miles|
|Eureka County District Attorney||Elk River||Minnesota 55330||30 miles|
|Sherburne County Attorney||Elk River||Minnesota 55330||30 miles|
|Mille Lacs County District Attorney||Milaca||Minnesota 56353||34 miles|
|Morrison County District Attorney||Little Falls||Minnesota 56345||37 miles|
|County Attorney Civil Division||Anoka||Minnesota 55303||43 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.