|Todd County District Attorney||Winner||South Dakota 57580||12 miles|
|Tripp County District Attorney||Winner||South Dakota 57580||12 miles|
|Mellette County District Attorney||White River||South Dakota 57579||34 miles|
|Gregory County District Attorney||Burke||South Dakota 57523||43 miles|
|Jones County District Attorney||Murdo||South Dakota 57559||44 miles|
|Lyman County District Attorney||Murdo||South Dakota 57559||44 miles|
|Cherry County District Attorney||Valentine||Nebraska 69201||46 miles|
|Keya Paha County District Attorney||Valentine||Nebraska 69201||46 miles|
|Thomas County District Attorney||Valentine||Nebraska 69201||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.