|Van Buren County District Attorney||Keosauqua||Iowa 52565|
|Jefferson County District Attorney||Fairfield||Iowa 52556||18 miles|
|Scotland County Prosecuting Attorney||Memphis||Missouri 63555||23 miles|
|Davis County District Attorney||Bloomfield||Iowa 52537||24 miles|
|Henry County District Attorney||Mount Pleasant||Iowa 52641||25 miles|
|Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office||Kahoka||Missouri 63445||26 miles|
|Wapello County Attorney's Office||Ottumwa||Iowa 52501||30 miles|
|Schuyler County Prosecuting Attorney||Lancaster||Missouri 63548||34 miles|
|Lee County Attorney Office||Keokuk||Iowa 52632||39 miles|
|Washington County District Attorney||Washington||Iowa 52353||40 miles|
|Knox County Prosecuting Attorney||Edina||Missouri 63537||42 miles|
|Keokuk County District Attorney||Sigourney||Iowa 52591||42 miles|
|Des Moines County District Attorney||Burlington||Iowa 52601||45 miles|
|Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney||Monticello||Missouri 63457||46 miles|
|Appanoose County District Attorney||Centerville||Iowa 52544||48 miles|
|Monroe County District Attorney||Albia||Iowa 52531||48 miles|
|Hancock County State Attorney||Carthage||Illinois 62321||49 miles|
|Louisa County District Attorney||Wapello||Iowa 52653||49 miles|
|Adair County Prosecuting Attny||Kirksville||Missouri 63501||51 miles|
|Mahaska County District Attorney||Oskaloosa||Iowa 52577||52 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.