Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How should I proceed if I am a member of the media in need of assistance?
A: Please contact John Hall, DA’s senior public information specialist at (951) 955-8662 or by email at
Q: Are video or still cameras permitted in court?
A: The District Attorney’s Office takes no position on photography in the courtroom and has no involvement in the process to approve photography in court.  Please make that request directly with the court. Information about cameras in the courtroom, as well as links to the proper forms to file with the court can be found at the following link:
Q: How do I obtain a booking photo of a defendant?
A: The District Attorney’s Office does not routinely provide booking photos. Please contact the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department media bureau for booking photo requests.

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