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...


2020-2021

The 2020-2021 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
Judge orders The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to pay $535,000 in penalties and costs for environmental violations Judge orders The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to pay $535,000 in penalties and costs for environmental violations

Judge orders The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company to pay $535,000 in penalties and costs for environmental violations

Anaheim man sentenced to 10 years in prison for string of BB gun shootings at vehicles Anaheim man sentenced to 10 years in prison for string of BB gun shootings at vehicles

Anaheim man sentenced to 10 years in prison for string of BB gun shootings at vehicles

Cannabis Regulation Task Force seizes large amount of marijuana plants and processed cannabis from industrial hemp farm Cannabis Regulation Task Force seizes large amount of marijuana plants and processed cannabis from industrial hemp farm

Cannabis Regulation Task Force seizes large amount of marijuana plants and processed cannabis from industrial hemp farm

Two former court clerks indicted on conspiracy count by Riverside County criminal grand jury Two former court clerks indicted on conspiracy count by Riverside County criminal grand jury

Two former court clerks indicted on conspiracy count by Riverside County criminal grand jury

DA's Office welcomes new support canine working with our Crime Prevention Unit and SAFE Family Justice Centers DA's Office welcomes new support canine working with our Crime Prevention Unit and SAFE Family Justice Centers

DA's Office welcomes new support canine working with our Crime Prevention Unit and SAFE Family Justice Centers

Fugitive wanted in 2019 murder arrested in Texas Fugitive wanted in 2019 murder arrested in Texas

Fugitive wanted in 2019 murder arrested in Texas

Thousands of pills containing fentanyl seized by the Riverside County Gang Impact Team Thousands of pills containing fentanyl seized by the Riverside County Gang Impact Team

Thousands of pills containing fentanyl seized by the Riverside County Gang Impact Team

Retired truck driver charged with cold case murder of woman found in Desert Center nearly 30 years ago Retired truck driver charged with cold case murder of woman found in Desert Center nearly 30 years ago

Retired truck driver charged with cold case murder of woman found in Desert Center nearly 30 years ago

DA Hestrin recognizes three people with Community Hero awards DA Hestrin recognizes three people with Community Hero awards

DA Hestrin recognizes three people with Community Hero awards

Former Temecula attorney sentenced for embezzling funds from clients and Southwest Riverside County Bar Association Former Temecula attorney sentenced for embezzling funds from clients and Southwest Riverside County Bar Association

Former Temecula attorney sentenced for embezzling funds from clients and Southwest Riverside County Bar Association

DA Mike Hestrin announces 2021 PRIDE Award recipients DA Mike Hestrin announces 2021 PRIDE Award recipients

DA Mike Hestrin announces 2021 PRIDE Award recipients

DA's Office Announces Nearly $69 Million Civil Settlement Between Frontier Communications and Federal Trade Commission DA's Office Announces Nearly $69 Million Civil Settlement Between Frontier Communications and Federal Trade Commission

DA's Office Announces Nearly $69 Million Civil Settlement Between Frontier Communications and Federal Trade Commission

Monthlong operation by Riverside County Child Exploitation Team results in 26 arrests Monthlong operation by Riverside County Child Exploitation Team results in 26 arrests

Monthlong operation by Riverside County Child Exploitation Team results in 26 arrests

Two men, including an attorney, charged with filing fraudulent American with Disabilities Act lawsuits Two men, including an attorney, charged with filing fraudulent American with Disabilities Act lawsuits

Two men, including an attorney, charged with filing fraudulent American with Disabilities Act lawsuits

Fugitive charged with sex crimes against three minors found in Mexico and returned to Riverside County Fugitive charged with sex crimes against three minors found in Mexico and returned to Riverside County

Fugitive charged with sex crimes against three minors found in Mexico and returned to Riverside County

Gardena man arrested and charged in 1994 cold case murder of woman in Desert Hot Springs Gardena man arrested and charged in 1994 cold case murder of woman in Desert Hot Springs

Gardena man arrested and charged in 1994 cold case murder of woman in Desert Hot Springs

Man with restraining order listing Kim Kardashian as the victim arrested and charged for stalking residents of a Lake Mathews home Man with restraining order listing Kim Kardashian as the victim arrested and charged for stalking residents of a Lake Mathews home

Man with restraining order listing Kim Kardashian as the victim arrested and charged for stalking residents of a Lake Mathews home

New program to help the homeless facing prosecution will begin soon in Riverside County New program to help the homeless facing prosecution will begin soon in Riverside County

New program to help the homeless facing prosecution will begin soon in Riverside County

Cold Case Homicide Team seeks public help in identifying woman whose body was found 26 years ago in Beaumont area Cold Case Homicide Team seeks public help in identifying woman whose body was found 26 years ago in Beaumont area

Cold Case Homicide Team seeks public help in identifying woman whose body was found 26 years ago in Beaumont area

Remains of woman reported missing from Tustin in 1977 identified by the Riverside County Regional Cold Case Team Remains of woman reported missing from Tustin in 1977 identified by the Riverside County Regional Cold Case Team

Remains of woman reported missing from Tustin in 1977 identified by the Riverside County Regional Cold Case Team