|Yankton County District Attorney||Yankton||South Dakota 57078||8 miles|
|Cedar County District Attorney||Hartington||Nebraska 68739||13 miles|
|State Attorney||Vermillion||South Dakota 57069||16 miles|
|Union County District Attorney||Elk Point||South Dakota 57025||30 miles|
|Dixon County District Attorney||Ponca||Nebraska 68770||32 miles|
|Bon Homme County District Attorney||Tyndall||South Dakota 57066||34 miles|
|Knox County District Attorney||Center||Nebraska 68724||35 miles|
|Hutchinson County District Attorney||Olivet||South Dakota 57052||37 miles|
|Turner County District Attorney||Parker||South Dakota 57053||41 miles|
|Wayne County District Attorney||Wayne||Nebraska 68787||41 miles|
|Pierce County District Attorney||Pierce||Nebraska 68767||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.