California District Attorney

See California district attorneys and search free public district attorney records District attorneys, prosecuting attorneys and commonwealth attorneys are public officials who represent the state or federal government in legal matters.



About District Attorneys

A district attorney prosecutes cases on behalf of the public. District attorneys manage the prosecutor's office and play a central role in investigating charges, deciding whether to charge someone with a crime, offering plea bargains, and litigating appeals. They also advise parole boards on inmate requests for early release.

District attorneys maintain records on current and former cases. Many of these records are available online and open to the public. This site can help you access the records you need from a district attorney.

Records available from the District Attorney

The District Attorney's Office maintains records on ongoing cases, upcoming court dates, and recently prosecuted cases. These records are available to the public.

There are many types of records at a District Attorney's Office. This includes criminal and civil cases, as well as plea bargain records, parole documents, and other records related to prosecuting cases.

If you need criminal records, they can often be found at a District Attorney's Office. District attorneys maintain records on felony and misdemeanor cases, including homicides, DUIs, drug charges, sexual assaults, property crimes, and other criminal charges. Many District attorneys have victim services departments charged with providing information on cases to the victims of crimes.

The criminal records held by the district attorney may also contain police records. District attorneys work closely with the police in investigating criminal activities, and those records are often available through the district attorney.

Certain records are not publicly available through the District Attorney's Office, including documents relating to ongoing investigations, grand jury minutes, and autopsy reports. The court may seal other cases, including juvenile cases.

In order to obtain records from a District Attorney, you will need the name of the defendant, in addition to information about the case. Be as specific as possible when requesting records from the District Attorney's Office. Many district attorneys provide online access to current and recent cases.

If you need information about an ongoing case or a recent case, the District Attorney's Office can provide important details about the prosecution. The tools on this site can help you locate the records you need from a district attorney.