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
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

Victim in 1994 cold case death identified through forensic genealogy Victim in 1994 cold case death identified through forensic genealogy

Victim in 1994 cold case death identified through forensic genealogy

NEWS RELEASE -- DA Hestrin announces charges in Coachella Valley serial rapist case NEWS RELEASE -- DA Hestrin announces charges in Coachella Valley serial rapist case

NEWS RELEASE -- DA Hestrin announces charges in Coachella Valley serial rapist case

Synchrony Bank ordered to pay more than $3 million to resolve civil enforcement action involving frequent or harassing calls to consumers Synchrony Bank ordered to pay more than $3 million to resolve civil enforcement action involving frequent or harassing calls to consumers

Synchrony Bank ordered to pay more than $3 million to resolve civil enforcement action involving frequent or harassing calls to consumers

DA's Office awarded DUID prosecution grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety DA's Office awarded DUID prosecution grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety

DA's Office awarded DUID prosecution grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety

Two men charged in Employment Development Department fraud scheme with losses in excess of $500,000 Two men charged in Employment Development Department fraud scheme with losses in excess of $500,000

Two men charged in Employment Development Department fraud scheme with losses in excess of $500,000

Two Perris residents charged in what is believed to be the largest seizure of carfentanil in Riverside County Two Perris residents charged in what is believed to be the largest seizure of carfentanil in Riverside County

Two Perris residents charged in what is believed to be the largest seizure of carfentanil in Riverside County

DA's Office partners with Corona Chamber of Commerce in fentanyl awareness campaign DA's Office partners with Corona Chamber of Commerce in fentanyl awareness campaign

DA's Office partners with Corona Chamber of Commerce in fentanyl awareness campaign

Jury finds man guilty in 2019 murder of CHP sergeant on Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore Jury finds man guilty in 2019 murder of CHP sergeant on Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore

Jury finds man guilty in 2019 murder of CHP sergeant on Interstate 15 in Lake Elsinore

DA Hestrin announces nearly $2 million civil settlement with Sally Beauty Supply DA Hestrin announces nearly $2 million civil settlement with Sally Beauty Supply

DA Hestrin announces nearly $2 million civil settlement with Sally Beauty Supply

Criminal grand jury indicts owner-operators of care home for murder and endangerment Criminal grand jury indicts owner-operators of care home for murder and endangerment

Criminal grand jury indicts owner-operators of care home for murder and endangerment