The 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 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
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.
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.