Find Buffalo New York district attorney, DA, and county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.
Erie County District Attorney 25 Delaware Avenue Buffalo NY 14202 716-858-2467
Niagara County District Attorney 175 Hawley Street Lockport NY 14094 20.8 miles from Buffalo 716-439-7085
Genesee County District Attorney 1 West Main Street Batavia NY 14020 34.8 miles from Buffalo 716-344-2550
Wyoming County District Attorney 147 North Main Street Warsaw NY 14569 38.3 miles from Buffalo 585-786-8822
Orleans County District Attorney 13925 Highway 31 Albion NY 14411 40.1 miles from Buffalo 585-590-4130
Cattaraugus County District Attorney 303 Court Street Little Valley NY 14755 44.4 miles from Buffalo 716-938-9111
Livingston County District Attorney 2 Court Street Geneseo NY 14454 53.3 miles from Buffalo 716-243-7020
Chautauqua County District Attorney 1 North Erie Street Mayville NY 14757 55.0 miles from Buffalo 716-753-4241
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.
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.
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.