Message from the 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. Defendant in Major Financial Crime Scheme Pleads Guilty at Arraignment

    Martinez, California – A former employee of Ramar Foods International in Pittsburg has pleaded guilty at her arraignment on March 30th to felony grand theft embezzlement, identity theft, money laundering, and tax evasion. Read more...
  2. Public’s Help Needed in Legal Action Against Christopher George Miller

    Martinez, CA – The investigative team who arrested Christopher George Miller in a sting operation for arranging to engage in sex acts with a minor is asking the public for help. Read more...
  3. Vallejo Man Faces Murder Charges In Crash That Killed a Mother and Son

    Martinez, California – Murder charges are part of a six-count felony complaint filed today by the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office against 20-year-old Ralph Ellsworth White, III of Vallejo Read more...
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