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The District Attorney's Office is responsible for the prosecution of crimes committed in the County of Contra Costa, California.

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.

News and Events

Real Estate Fraud PSA sponsored by Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office

This PSA seeks to proactively prevent rental fraud scam by informing the public to be wary of deals that are too good to be true.

 

Contra Costa County Drug Bust; $18 Million in Meth Seized, 22 Arrested - October 20, 2014
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Press Release - October 17, 2014

Insurance fraud defendant indicted for ten counts of solicitation to commit murder.
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Guest Commentary Regarding Truancy, Posted on Contra Costa Times
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Craigslist Real Estate Rental Fraud
Contra Costa County Deputy D.A. Ken McCormick files charges against alleged rental fraud suspect. 

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Every School Day Counts: Attend today, achieve for a lifetime!
The Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Joseph A. Ovick, and the District Attorney Mark A. Peterson, initiate an awareness campaign entitled Every School Day Counts: Attend today, achieve for a lifetime!

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Chevron USA Inc. Enters No Contest Plea to Labor Code and Health and Safety Code Violations For August 6, 2012 Fire at Richmond Refinery
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office filed criminal charges against Chevron USA Inc., in relation to the August 6, 2012 fire at the refinery in Richmond. In a negotiated settlement, Chevron pled no contest at the arraignment.
 
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Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office and San Francisco District Attorney's Office Settle with Major Bay Area recycler for $4.1 Million
Sims Group USA Corporation also known as Sims Metal Management and Sims Metal will pay the fine as part of a settlement of a civil prosecution brought by their respective offices.

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District Attorney Mark A. Peterson, Deputy District Attorney Mary Blumberg, Supervisor Candace Andersen
Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office 3rd Annual Victims' Rights Week Celebration  
During the 3rd Annual Victims’ Rights Week Recognition Ceremony on Friday April 26th, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office honored individuals in the office and in the community who go above and beyond to help crime victims throughout the year. These honorees each play a different, but equally important role in advocating for victims and keeping our neighborhoods safe.

Click here to view honoree bios.
Click here to view ceremony program.

Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office Law Clerk Program 
The Contra Costa County District Attorney's office is seeking applicants for Law Clerks. 

Those interested should contact Senior DDA Tom Kensok by e-mail, TKensok@contracostada.org.

Contra Costa County Domestic Violence Initiative
Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence, an initiative of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, is a public/private partnership designed to reduce domestic violence.

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