Contra Costa County District Attorney

A Message from Diana Becton

Welcome to the District Attorney Office’s website and thank you for visiting. I want to underscore that our Office is here to serve you. We are all committed to protecting the public’s safety and providing assistance to those harmed by violence. We continue to find ways to modernize our Office as we focus on the community’s needs to ensure Contra Costa County remains a safe and welcoming place to live and work.


Diana Becton, District Attorney

Our Mission

The mission of the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is to seek justice and enhance public safety for all our residents by fairly, ethically, aggressively and efficiently prosecuting those who violate the law, and by working to prevent crime.

We hope this website will assist you by providing information about our Office and links to helpful community resources and law enforcement agencies.

  1. News Release: Man Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty for Dog Attack in Contra Loma Regional Park

    On October 31, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant Vinicio Santos of Antioch guilty of three misdemeanors, including animal cruelty. Read on...
  2. News Release: DA Becton Announces New Reporting Policy for Law Enforcement Involved Fatal Incidents

    Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton announces today a new policy for the DA’s Office investigations into fatal incidents involving members of law enforcement Read on...
  3. News Release: Man Charged with Child Molestation & Selling Child Pornography

    On Thursday October 25, 2018, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office charged 21-year-old Martinez resident Aaron Kurtis Mikkelsen with multiple felony violations including committing lewd acts with a minor under 13, producing child pornography Read on...
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