|Henry County District Attorney||Mount Pleasant||Iowa 52641||10 miles|
|Washington County District Attorney||Washington||Iowa 52353||15 miles|
|Louisa County District Attorney||Wapello||Iowa 52653||19 miles|
|Jefferson County District Attorney||Fairfield||Iowa 52556||23 miles|
|Des Moines County District Attorney||Burlington||Iowa 52601||31 miles|
|Henderson County State Attorney||Oquawka||Illinois 61469||33 miles|
|Van Buren County District Attorney||Keosauqua||Iowa 52565||34 miles|
|Muscatine County District Attorney||Muscatine||Iowa 52761||34 miles|
|Keokuk County District Attorney||Sigourney||Iowa 52591||38 miles|
|Johnson County District Attorney||Iowa||Iowa 52244||38 miles|
|Mercer County State Attorney||Aledo||Illinois 61231||42 miles|
|Wapello County Attorney's Office||Ottumwa||Iowa 52501||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.