A District Attorney (DA) is the prosecuting officer of a criminal case (i.e., the official who represents the government in the prosecution of criminal offenses).
It may be necessary to speak to the prosecution in order to request a plea agreement, to try to get charges dropped, or to learn more about the case against you. However, some prosecutors will not speak to a defendant (they'll speak to your attorney) and in all jurisdictions a defendant should think carefully before speaking to the DA. Your communication could have negative results if you inadvertantly reveal information or fail to properly represent yourself.
Below are links to some DAs by county. To suggest a resource for this page, please e-mail us.
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Before you speak to the person prosecuting you consider asking a friendlier party for their advice. A competent local attorney can review your case for potential defenses and to discuss strategy. Contact a lawyer in your jurisdiction to schedule your free consultation.