Barnstable District Attorney Office

Find Barnstable Massachusetts district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.


Barnstable County District Attorney 3231 Main Street Barnstable MA 02630 508-362-8113


Dukes County District Attorney 3231 Main Street Barnstable MA 02630 508-362-8113

Nantucket Town District Attorney 3231 Main Street Barnstable MA 02630 508-362-8113

Bristol County District Attorney 888 Purchase Street New Bedford MA 02740 32.6 miles from Barnstable 413-997-0711

Plymouth County District Attorney 32 Belmont Street Brockton MA 02301 45.5 miles from Barnstable 508-584-8120

Bristol County District Attorney 443 Hope Street Bristol RI 02809 50.5 miles from Barnstable 401-253-2500

Newport County District Attorney 45 Washington Square Newport RI 02840 54.3 miles from Barnstable 401-841-8310

Franklin County District Attorney 45 Shawmut Road Canton MA 02021 55.3 miles from Barnstable 781-830-4800

Norfolk County District Attorney 45 Shawmut Road Canton MA 02021 55.3 miles from Barnstable 781-830-4800

About District Attorney Offices

Do District Attorneys investigate cases?

Generally, law enforcement agencies, not the District Attorney, are responsible for investigating cases. However, the District Attorney must evaluate the evidence provided by law enforcement and may determine that additional investigation is necessary before filing charges. In some instances, the District Attorney may assign an independent investigator to seek additional evidence.

Can a crime be reported directly to a District Attorney?

For the most part, crimes should be reported to a law enforcement agency. Some county or city District Attorneys may take crime reports for certain types of crimes, such as insurance fraud, corruption or misconduct of public officials, and elder or dependent abuse.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?

Felonies are the most serious types of offenses and carry sentences that usually exceed one year in state or federal jail. Felonies are classified by degrees, with first-degree felonies being the most serious. Misdemeanors are less serious crimes and are punishable by fines and less than a year in prison.