|County of Pleasants: Prosecuting Attorney||St. Marys||West Virginia 26170|
|Washington County Prosecuting||Marietta||Ohio 45750||13 miles|
|Ritchie County Prosecuting Attorney||Harrisville||West Virginia 26362||15 miles|
|Tyler County Prosecuting Attorney||Middlebourne||West Virginia 26149||17 miles|
|Wood County Prosecuting Attorney||Parkersburg||West Virginia 26101||21 miles|
|Doddridge County Prosecuting Attorney||West Union||West Virginia 26456||24 miles|
|Wetzel County Prosecuting Attorney||Elizabeth||West Virginia 26143||25 miles|
|Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney||Woodsfield||Ohio 43793||26 miles|
|Noble County Prosecuting Attorney||Caldwell||Ohio 43724||30 miles|
|Calhoun County Prosecuting Attorney||Grantsville||West Virginia 26147||33 miles|
|Gilmer County Prosecuting Attorney||Glenville||West Virginia 26351||37 miles|
|Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney||McConnelsville||Ohio 43756||39 miles|
|Roane County Prosecuting Attorney||Spencer||West Virginia 25276||42 miles|
|Marshall County Prosecuting Attorney||Moundsville||West Virginia 26041||44 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.