|Fairfield County Prosecuting Attorney||Lancaster||Ohio 43130||9 miles|
|Perry County Prosecuting Attorney||New Lexington||Ohio 43764||13 miles|
|Hocking County Prosecuting Attorney||Logan||Ohio 43138||16 miles|
|Licking County Prosecuting Attorney||Newark||Ohio 43055||20 miles|
|Muskingum County Prosecuting Attorney||Zanesville||Ohio 43702||27 miles|
|Pickaway County Prosecuting Attorney||Circleville||Ohio 43113||29 miles|
|Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney||Columbus||Ohio 43215||32 miles|
|Morgan County Prosecuting Attorney||McConnelsville||Ohio 43756||33 miles|
|Athens County Prosecuting Attorney||Athens||Ohio 45701||35 miles|
|Vinton County Prosecuting Attorney||McArthur||Ohio 45651||36 miles|
|Ross County Prosecuting Attorney||Chillicothe||Ohio 45601||41 miles|
|Knox County Prosecuting Attorney||Mount Vernon||Ohio 43050||44 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.