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Bristol County District Attorney 888 Purchase Street New Bedford MA 02740 17.6 miles from 02538 413-997-0711
Barnstable County District Attorney 3231 Main Street Barnstable MA 02630 18.3 miles from 02538 508-362-8113
Dukes County District Attorney 3231 Main Street Barnstable MA 02630 18.3 miles from 02538 508-362-8113
Nantucket Town District Attorney 3231 Main Street Barnstable MA 02630 18.3 miles from 02538 508-362-8113
Plymouth County District Attorney 32 Belmont Street Brockton MA 02301 28.6 miles from 02538 508-584-8120
Bristol County District Attorney 443 Hope Street Bristol RI 02809 33.6 miles from 02538 401-253-2500
Franklin County District Attorney 45 Shawmut Road Canton MA 02021 38.6 miles from 02538 781-830-4800
Norfolk County District Attorney 45 Shawmut Road Canton MA 02021 38.6 miles from 02538 781-830-4800
Providence County District Attorney 250 Benefit Street Providence RI 02903 39.5 miles from 02538 401-274-4400
Newport County District Attorney 45 Washington Square Newport RI 02840 39.9 miles from 02538 401-841-8310
Kent County District Attorney 222 Quaker Lane Warwick RI 02886 44.6 miles from 02538 401-822-6800
Suffolk County District Attorney 1 Bulfinch Place Boston MA 02114 45.7 miles from 02538 617-619-4000
Washington County District Attorney 4800 Tower Hill Road South Kingstown RI 02879 48.4 miles from 02538 401-782-4150
Essex County District Attorney 10 Federal Street Salem MA 01970 53.1 miles from 02538 978-745-6610
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.