|Daviess County Prosecuting Atty||Gallatin||Missouri 64640||10 miles|
|Dekalb County Prosecuting Attorney||Maysville||Missouri 64469||12 miles|
|Caldwell County Prosecuting Attorney||Kingston||Missouri 64650||17 miles|
|Clinton County Prosecuting Attorney||Plattsburg||Missouri 64477||28 miles|
|Gentry County Prosecuting Attorney||Albany||Missouri 64402||28 miles|
|Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney||Bethany||Missouri 64424||28 miles|
|Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney||Trenton||Missouri 64683||31 miles|
|Livingston County Prosecuting Attorney||Chillicothe||Missouri 64601||32 miles|
|Andrew County Prosecuting Attorney||Savannah||Missouri 64485||37 miles|
|Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney||St. Joseph||Missouri 64501||38 miles|
|Ray County Prosecuting Attorney||Richmond||Missouri 64085||42 miles|
|Worth County Prosecuting Attorney||Grant City||Missouri 64456||45 miles|
|Clay County Prosecuting Attorney||Liberty||Missouri 64068||46 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.