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
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

Fugitive wanted for setting arson fire at Menifee home found and arrested in Arizona Fugitive wanted for setting arson fire at Menifee home found and arrested in Arizona

Fugitive wanted for setting arson fire at Menifee home found and arrested in Arizona

Palm Desert man arrested and charged in May arson at Republican Women Federated building in La Quinta Palm Desert man arrested and charged in May arson at Republican Women Federated building in La Quinta

Palm Desert man arrested and charged in May arson at Republican Women Federated building in La Quinta

Grand jury indictment unsealed in the murder of Massai Cole Grand jury indictment unsealed in the murder of Massai Cole

Grand jury indictment unsealed in the murder of Massai Cole

Electronic scent detection canine joins DA's Bureau of Investigation Electronic scent detection canine joins DA's Bureau of Investigation

Electronic scent detection canine joins DA's Bureau of Investigation

Case update on 2018 DUI-related crash and case conviction Case update on 2018 DUI-related crash and case conviction

Case update on 2018 DUI-related crash and case conviction

Child pornography tip leads to arrest and filing of charges against Beaumont man Child pornography tip leads to arrest and filing of charges against Beaumont man

Child pornography tip leads to arrest and filing of charges against Beaumont man

Riverside man convicted in human trafficking case Riverside man convicted in human trafficking case

Riverside man convicted in human trafficking case

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

AUTHORITIES SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP

AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCE ARREST AND FILING OF CHARGES AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCE ARREST AND FILING OF CHARGES

AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCE ARREST AND FILING OF CHARGES

CANNABIS REGULATION TASK FORCE SEIZES HUNDREDS OF PLANTS, CANNABIS REGULATION TASK FORCE SEIZES HUNDREDS OF PLANTS,

CANNABIS REGULATION TASK FORCE SEIZES HUNDREDS OF PLANTS,

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 DA HESTRIN ISSUES WARNING

DA HESTRIN ISSUES WARNING

DA’S OFFICE SUSPENDS NORMAL COURT OPERATIONS DA’S OFFICE SUSPENDS NORMAL COURT OPERATIONS

DA’S OFFICE SUSPENDS NORMAL COURT OPERATIONS

DA’S OFFICE CANCELS ANNUAL VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK VIGILS DA’S OFFICE CANCELS ANNUAL VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK VIGILS

DA’S OFFICE CANCELS ANNUAL VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK VIGILS

FUGITIVE SOUGHT IN CATHEDRAL CITY MURDER FOUND IN MEXICO FUGITIVE SOUGHT IN CATHEDRAL CITY MURDER FOUND IN MEXICO

FUGITIVE SOUGHT IN CATHEDRAL CITY MURDER FOUND IN MEXICO

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 JURY CONVICTS WOMAN OF ANIMAL ABUSE

JURY CONVICTS WOMAN OF ANIMAL ABUSE