1. DA Welcome

  2. 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

  1. Hercules Man Faces Murder Charge in Pleasant Hill Shooting

    Martinez, California – The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office has filed a two-count felony complaint against a Hercules man for the murder of 37-year-old Oscar Arellano Laredo in Pleasant Hill on April 3rd. Read more...
  2. DA’s Office Settles Multi-County Enforcement Action with CVS Pharmacy

    Martinez, California – The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office Consumer Protection Unit has settled a civil law enforcement action against CVS Pharmacy for selling expired over-the-counter drugs and baby formula. Read more...
  3. DA Report Issued on Richmond Police Use of Force on Ivan Gutzalenko

    Martinez, California – The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office has issued a report on the death of 47-year-old Ivan Gutzalenko after an encounter with Richmond Police officers in 2021. Read more...
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