|Mc Donald Prosecuting Attorney||Pineville||Missouri 64856||9 miles|
|Benton County Prosecuting Attorney||Bentonville||Arkansas 72712||16 miles|
|Delaware County District Attorney||Jay||Oklahoma 74346||19 miles|
|Newton County Prosecuting Attorney||Neosho||Missouri 64850||27 miles|
|Washington County Prosecuting Attorney||Fayetteville||Arkansas 72701||33 miles|
|Barry County Prosecuting Attorney||Cassville||Missouri 65625||34 miles|
|Ottawa County District Attorney||Miami||Oklahoma 74354||35 miles|
|Craig County District Attorney||Vinita||Oklahoma 74301||40 miles|
|Jasper County Prosecuting Attorney||Joplin||Missouri 64801||42 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.