State District Attorneys (or "D.A.s") are responsible for filing state criminal charges against suspects within their designated district -- typically one or more counties. When the D.A. files the "information" or a grand jury decides to indict a suspect, the state's criminal case formally begins. In California, each county comprises a district.
If you're negotiating a plea bargain or have other valid reasons to contact the D.A.'s office, it's best to do so with the advice and counsel of your attorney. After all, you don't want to give away your defense strategy or reveal anything that can be used against you at trial.
Below you'll find information about the California Attorney General and California District Attorneys, as well as contact information.
California Attorney General
The California Attorney General (or "A.G.") is the highest ranking prosecutor and law enforcement officer in the most populous state in the union. While District Attorneys file criminal charges within their respective district, the A.G. represents the state in matters of litigation and enforces consumer protection laws, among other duties.
Directory of California District Attorneys
Each county in California is its own judicial district, with a D.A.'s office filing criminal charges against suspects. If you need more information about your local D.A. or need to get in touch with their office for any reason, click on the corresponding link below.
Note: Although we strive to provide the most current contact and website information available for the D.A. offices in this state, this information is subject to change. If you have found contact or website information that is not current, please contact us.
Charged With a Crime in California? Get Legal Help Today
If you've been charged with a state crime in the Golden State, be aware that the California District Attorney in your district is working hard to get a conviction. That's why you'll want to retain quality legal counsel for your defense. Don't leave it up to guesswork; contact an experienced criminal defense attorney near you today.