|Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office||Kahoka||Missouri 63445||8 miles|
|Lee County Attorney Office||Keokuk||Iowa 52632||10 miles|
|Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney||Monticello||Missouri 63457||20 miles|
|Hancock County State Attorney||Carthage||Illinois 62321||24 miles|
|Van Buren County District Attorney||Keosauqua||Iowa 52565||31 miles|
|Scotland County Prosecuting Attorney||Memphis||Missouri 63555||32 miles|
|Adams County State Attorney||Quincy||Illinois 62301||33 miles|
|Knox County Prosecuting Attorney||Edina||Missouri 63537||35 miles|
|Des Moines County District Attorney||Burlington||Iowa 52601||38 miles|
|Henry County District Attorney||Mount Pleasant||Iowa 52641||39 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.