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
Case dismissals continue to occur countywide Case dismissals continue to occur countywide

Case dismissals continue to occur countywide

More than 500 criminal case dismissals countywide More than 500 criminal case dismissals countywide

More than 500 criminal case dismissals countywide

DA's Office files appeal in felony assault case dismissed by the court DA's Office files appeal in felony assault case dismissed by the court

DA's Office files appeal in felony assault case dismissed by the court

Mass criminal case dismissals happening due to COVID-19 Mass criminal case dismissals happening due to COVID-19

Mass criminal case dismissals happening due to COVID-19

Two Men Sentenced in $500000 EDD Fraud Scheme Two Men Sentenced in $500000 EDD Fraud Scheme

Two Men Sentenced in $500000 EDD Fraud Scheme

DA’s Office receives state grant to continue prosecuting cases  involving driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol DA’s Office receives state grant to continue prosecuting cases involving driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

DA’s Office receives state grant to continue prosecuting cases involving driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Five of six people charged with felony vandalism of Historic Courthouse make first court appearance Five of six people charged with felony vandalism of Historic Courthouse make first court appearance

Five of six people charged with felony vandalism of Historic Courthouse make first court appearance

Judge orders man charged with murdering two Corona moviegoers in 2021 to stand trial Judge orders man charged with murdering two Corona moviegoers in 2021 to stand trial

Judge orders man charged with murdering two Corona moviegoers in 2021 to stand trial

Cold Case Homicide Team identifies remains found 31 years ago in Thermal Cold Case Homicide Team identifies remains found 31 years ago in Thermal

Cold Case Homicide Team identifies remains found 31 years ago in Thermal

Fourth defendant in Norco robbery attempt makes his first court appearance Fourth defendant in Norco robbery attempt makes his first court appearance

Fourth defendant in Norco robbery attempt makes his first court appearance

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