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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.

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

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AUTHORITIES SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP AUTHORITIES SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP

AUTHORITIES SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP

AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCE ARREST AND FILING OF CHARGES  IN SERIAL RAPIST COLD CASE WITH CRIMES DATING BACK TO 1996 AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCE ARREST AND FILING OF CHARGES IN SERIAL RAPIST COLD CASE WITH CRIMES DATING BACK TO 1996

AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCE ARREST AND FILING OF CHARGES IN SERIAL RAPIST COLD CASE WITH CRIMES DATING BACK TO 1996

CANNABIS REGULATION TASK FORCE SEIZES HUNDREDS OF PLANTS,  ARRESTS TWO PEOPLE DURING SEARCH WARRANT AT TEMECULA HOME CANNABIS REGULATION TASK FORCE SEIZES HUNDREDS OF PLANTS, ARRESTS TWO PEOPLE DURING SEARCH WARRANT AT TEMECULA HOME

CANNABIS REGULATION TASK FORCE SEIZES HUNDREDS OF PLANTS, ARRESTS TWO PEOPLE DURING SEARCH WARRANT AT TEMECULA HOME

DA’S BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SETS UP HOTLINE NUMBER  TO REPORT POSSIBLE PRICE GOUGING DA’S BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SETS UP HOTLINE NUMBER TO REPORT POSSIBLE PRICE GOUGING

DA’S BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SETS UP HOTLINE NUMBER TO REPORT POSSIBLE PRICE GOUGING

DA’S OFFICES NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE  FOLLOWING GOVERNOR’S ‘STAY AT HOME’ ORDER DA’S OFFICES NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOLLOWING GOVERNOR’S ‘STAY AT HOME’ ORDER

DA’S OFFICES NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOLLOWING GOVERNOR’S ‘STAY AT HOME’ ORDER

DA HESTRIN ISSUES WARNING TO PRICE GOUGERS  DURING THE CURRENT STATE OF EMERGENCY DA HESTRIN ISSUES WARNING TO PRICE GOUGERS DURING THE CURRENT STATE OF EMERGENCY

DA HESTRIN ISSUES WARNING TO PRICE GOUGERS DURING THE CURRENT STATE OF EMERGENCY

DA’S OFFICE SUSPENDS NORMAL COURT OPERATIONS  AND REDUCES OFFICE HOURS DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS DA’S OFFICE SUSPENDS NORMAL COURT OPERATIONS AND REDUCES OFFICE HOURS DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS

DA’S OFFICE SUSPENDS NORMAL COURT OPERATIONS AND REDUCES OFFICE HOURS DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS

DA’S OFFICE CANCELS ANNUAL VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK VIGILS  DUE TO THE COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS DA’S OFFICE CANCELS ANNUAL VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK VIGILS DUE TO THE COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS

DA’S OFFICE CANCELS ANNUAL VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK VIGILS DUE TO THE COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS

FUGITIVE SOUGHT IN CATHEDRAL CITY MURDER FOUND IN MEXICO  AND HAS BEEN BROUGHT BACK TO RIVERSIDE COUNTY FUGITIVE SOUGHT IN CATHEDRAL CITY MURDER FOUND IN MEXICO AND HAS BEEN BROUGHT BACK TO RIVERSIDE COUNTY

FUGITIVE SOUGHT IN CATHEDRAL CITY MURDER FOUND IN MEXICO AND HAS BEEN BROUGHT BACK TO RIVERSIDE COUNTY

DA MIKE HESTRIN ANNOUNCES 2019 PRIDE AWARD RECIPIENTS DA MIKE HESTRIN ANNOUNCES 2019 PRIDE AWARD RECIPIENTS

DA MIKE HESTRIN ANNOUNCES 2019 PRIDE AWARD RECIPIENTS

DA HESTRIN ANNOUNCES $18.8 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH TIME WARNER CABLE DA HESTRIN ANNOUNCES $18.8 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH TIME WARNER CABLE

DA HESTRIN ANNOUNCES $18.8 MILLION SETTLEMENT WITH TIME WARNER CABLE

JURY CONVICTS WOMAN OF ANIMAL ABUSE INVOLVING A HORSE AND DOG JURY CONVICTS WOMAN OF ANIMAL ABUSE INVOLVING A HORSE AND DOG

JURY CONVICTS WOMAN OF ANIMAL ABUSE INVOLVING A HORSE AND DOG

TWO ARRESTED AT ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW IN NORTH PALM SPRINGS TWO ARRESTED AT ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW IN NORTH PALM SPRINGS

TWO ARRESTED AT ILLEGAL MARIJUANA GROW IN NORTH PALM SPRINGS

FORMER VOCATIONAL NURSE SENTENCED IN INSURANCE FRAUD CASE FORMER VOCATIONAL NURSE SENTENCED IN INSURANCE FRAUD CASE

FORMER VOCATIONAL NURSE SENTENCED IN INSURANCE FRAUD CASE