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. News Release: OIS Public Report Release -- WCPD Officers Shooting of Resident Deemed Legal

    The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office concludes there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution of Officer KC Hsiao and Officer Melissa Murphy in the 2019 fatal shooting of Miles Hall. Read more...
  2. News Release: First Resentencing Occurs under AB 2942 in Contra Costa County

    Last month, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office petitioned the court in support of Derric Lewis to be resentenced under Assembly Bill 2942 for his 2004 residential burglary. Read more...
  3. News Release: DA's Office Commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 18-24

    The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 18-24, 2021, is raising awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights and introducing the community to the important resources. Read more...
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