|Douglas County District Attorney||Lawrence||Kansas 66044||13 miles|
|Jefferson County District Attorney||Oskaloosa||Kansas 66066||14 miles|
|Leavenworth County District Attorney||Leavenworth||Kansas 66048||17 miles|
|Johnson County District Attorney||Olathe||Kansas 66061||21 miles|
|Platte County Prosecuting Attorney||Platte||Missouri 64079||24 miles|
|Wyandotte County District Attorney||Kansas||Kansas 66101||24 miles|
|Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney||Kansas||Missouri 64106||27 miles|
|Atchison County Attorney||Atchison||Kansas 66002||32 miles|
|Shawnee County District Attorney||Topeka||Kansas 66603||32 miles|
|Franklin County District Attorney||Ottawa||Kansas 66067||36 miles|
|Clay County Prosecuting Attorney||Liberty||Missouri 64068||37 miles|
|Miami County District Attorney||Paola||Kansas 66071||39 miles|
|Jackson County District Attorney||Holton||Kansas 66436||43 miles|
|Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney||Plattsburg||Missouri 64477||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.