Central / Eastern Area Operations

Overview Attorneys assigned to the Central / Eastern Operations Misdemeanor Trial Team are responsible for the prosecution of all misdemeanor cases occurring in the Delta, Mount Diablo, and Walnut Creek judicial districts.

This region includes the cities of:

  • Concord
  • Walnut Creek
  • Danville
  • Martinez
  • Pittsburg
  • Antioch
  • Lafayette
  • Oakley
  • Brentwood
  • Discovery Bay
  • Moraga
  • Orinda
  • Clayton
  • San Ramon
  • Alamo
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Pacheco
  • Bay Point
  • Byron
  • Knightsen


Crimes prosecuted by this unit encompass a wide variety of offenses, such as:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Assaults
  • Misdemeanor domestic violence
  • Petty theft
  • Prostitution


Generally, new prosecutors begin their careers in the misdemeanor units where they are trained and supervised by experienced attorneys. These new attorneys are taught how to prepare cases for trial, interview witnesses, and present compelling arguments in support of the cases. Duties of the misdemeanor prosecutor include:

  • Reviewing police reports for the filing of charges
  • Responding to motions
  • Conducting trials and seeking appropriate punishment for misdemeanor offenders