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 Vehicular Manslaughter

    On October 2, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant Frank J. Newkirk guilty of gross vehicular manslaughter. The victim, Theresa Frazer, was killed on October 4, 2017 during the morning commute on Highway 4 in Pittsburg. Read on...
  2. News Release: Former Teacher Plead Guilty to Child Molestation

    On September 27, 2018, Michael Bartel, a 34-year-old resident of Martinez and former teacher plead guilty in Contra Costa County Superior Court to four counts of child molestation. Read on...
  3. Media Advisory: Press Conference, NorCal Rapist

    Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton will join Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert and Sacramento Police Chief Daniel Hahn in announcing a major development in the NorCal Rapist case. Read on...
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