Welcome To County Of Riverside

Office of The District Attorney

Logo-DA RiversideThe DA's Office, comprised of about 700 attorneys, paralegals, investigators, victim advocates, and support staff, serves the estimated 2.4 million residents across the vast 7,200 square miles that make up Riverside County - the 10th largest county in the United States. We file, on average, about 60,000 criminal cases each year and are one of the largest DA's offices in the state.

Our offices and prosecution units

The District Attorney of Riverside County, as the public prosecutor acting on behalf of the People, vigorously enforces the law...


Services and assistance for crime victims

Victim Services is a division of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office designated to ensure victims are informed and supported...


The Bureau of Investigation supports the prosecutorial and law enforcement endeavors of the District Attorney...



2018-2019

The 2018-2019 Interactive Biennial Report highlights some of the high-profile cases and many of our innovative programs and units...


Michael Hestrin Portrait

Michael Hestrin

Riverside County District Attorney

Michael A. Hestrin was elected as Riverside County District Attorney in June 2014 and was sworn in to serve as the District Attorney on January 5, 2015.

Meet the DA

What does the District Attorney's Office do?

While a main mission of a District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting criminals, we do so much more to achieve justice. Please watch this short video to learn more about what the Riverside County District Attorney's Office does.

Our Mission

The District Attorney of Riverside County, as the public prosecutor acting on behalf of the People, vigorously enforces the law, pursues the truth, and safeguards the rights of all to ensure that justice is done on behalf of our community.

 Protecting the public and serving our community
 Ethical prosecution of criminal and civil offenses
 Safeguarding the rights of victims and witnesses

NEWS RELEASES
Two San Jacinto men, including a city councilmember, indicted by grand jury for operating an illegal cannabis dispensary Two San Jacinto men, including a city councilmember, indicted by grand jury for operating an illegal cannabis dispensary

Two San Jacinto men, including a city councilmember, indicted by grand jury for operating an illegal cannabis dispensary

DA's Real Estate Fraud Unit arrests Mira Loma man charged in fraudulent grant deed case DA's Real Estate Fraud Unit arrests Mira Loma man charged in fraudulent grant deed case

DA's Real Estate Fraud Unit arrests Mira Loma man charged in fraudulent grant deed case

Monthlong Operation Intercept results in the arrests of 25 suspected child predators Monthlong Operation Intercept results in the arrests of 25 suspected child predators

Monthlong Operation Intercept results in the arrests of 25 suspected child predators

Five-day countywide warrant sweep results in 116 arrests Five-day countywide warrant sweep results in 116 arrests

Five-day countywide warrant sweep results in 116 arrests

DA Hestrin joins with 43 other District Attorneys filing lawsuit challenging early release of 76,000 prison inmates DA Hestrin joins with 43 other District Attorneys filing lawsuit challenging early release of 76,000 prison inmates

DA Hestrin joins with 43 other District Attorneys filing lawsuit challenging early release of 76,000 prison inmates

DA Mike Hestrin announces 2020 PRIDE Award recipients DA Mike Hestrin announces 2020 PRIDE Award recipients

DA Mike Hestrin announces 2020 PRIDE Award recipients

DA's Office joins with Federal Trade Commission and others to sue Frontier Communications for misrepresenting internet speeds DA's Office joins with Federal Trade Commission and others to sue Frontier Communications for misrepresenting internet speeds

DA's Office joins with Federal Trade Commission and others to sue Frontier Communications for misrepresenting internet speeds

DA Hestrin joins with 40 elected district attorneys challenging the early release of 76,000 state prison inmates DA Hestrin joins with 40 elected district attorneys challenging the early release of 76,000 state prison inmates

DA Hestrin joins with 40 elected district attorneys challenging the early release of 76,000 state prison inmates

Two Hemet attorneys arrested and charged in scheme involving theft of deceased elderly client's funds Two Hemet attorneys arrested and charged in scheme involving theft of deceased elderly client's funds

Two Hemet attorneys arrested and charged in scheme involving theft of deceased elderly client's funds

Board of Supervisors approves funding for additional DA Bureau of Investigation personnel to combat child exploitation Board of Supervisors approves funding for additional DA Bureau of Investigation personnel to combat child exploitation

Board of Supervisors approves funding for additional DA Bureau of Investigation personnel to combat child exploitation

Man sought in connection with 2020 Cathedral City murder found and arrested in Mexico Man sought in connection with 2020 Cathedral City murder found and arrested in Mexico

Man sought in connection with 2020 Cathedral City murder found and arrested in Mexico

DA Hestrin announces dismissal of murder charge against Kimberly Long for a 2003 murder in Corona and no retrial will be held DA Hestrin announces dismissal of murder charge against Kimberly Long for a 2003 murder in Corona and no retrial will be held

DA Hestrin announces dismissal of murder charge against Kimberly Long for a 2003 murder in Corona and no retrial will be held

Fugitive sought for 2018 murder and attempted murder in Banning caught in Mexico Fugitive sought for 2018 murder and attempted murder in Banning caught in Mexico

Fugitive sought for 2018 murder and attempted murder in Banning caught in Mexico

Two people arrested and charged in real estate fraud scheme Two people arrested and charged in real estate fraud scheme

Two people arrested and charged in real estate fraud scheme

Convicted serial killer who murdered 10-year-old Beaumont boy 24 years ago dies in Indiana Convicted serial killer who murdered 10-year-old Beaumont boy 24 years ago dies in Indiana

Convicted serial killer who murdered 10-year-old Beaumont boy 24 years ago dies in Indiana

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Former Coachella Valley man charged in securities fraud scheme that resulted in more than $5.5 million in losses to victims Former Coachella Valley man charged in securities fraud scheme that resulted in more than $5.5 million in losses to victims

Former Coachella Valley man charged in securities fraud scheme that resulted in more than $5.5 million in losses to victims

With four more kilos of fentanyl seized, Gang Impact Team has now taken 10 kilos off the streets in five weeks With four more kilos of fentanyl seized, Gang Impact Team has now taken 10 kilos off the streets in five weeks

With four more kilos of fentanyl seized, Gang Impact Team has now taken 10 kilos off the streets in five weeks

More than four pounds of fentanyl seized in Murrieta by Gang Impact Team More than four pounds of fentanyl seized in Murrieta by Gang Impact Team

More than four pounds of fentanyl seized in Murrieta by Gang Impact Team

DA Hestrin announces murder charge filed against alleged drug dealer who sold fentanyl-laced drugs to victim DA Hestrin announces murder charge filed against alleged drug dealer who sold fentanyl-laced drugs to victim

DA Hestrin announces murder charge filed against alleged drug dealer who sold fentanyl-laced drugs to victim