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: Richmond Man Sentenced for 16 Years for 23rd Street Sex Trafficking Case

    On April 12, 2019 Contra Costa Superior Court Judge Clare Maier sentenced Corell Olajuwon Hackett to 16 years and 8 months in state prison for sex trafficking two young women from 2016 to 2018. Read more...
  2. News Release: Defendant Sentenced to 135 Years to Life for 4 Counts of Murder

    On April 12, 2019, 48-year-old Sacramento resident Fred Lowe was sentenced to 135 years to life in state prison by the Honorable John W. Kennedy. Lowe was convicted of seven felonies by a Contra Costa County jury. Read more...
  3. News Release: District Attorney’s Office Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 7-13

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