Contra Costa County 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.

Community Events 

2018 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 

Click the above image to view selected artwork and posters for 2018 National Crime Victims' Right Week.

Listen to the District Attorney’s radio spot promoting our Victims Assistance Program and National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

  1. Press Release: Defendant Found Guilty for Torturing and Violently Sexually Assaulting Victim

    On June 28, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant Aleem Niweigha guilty of three felony counts for torturing his victim by making her strip naked and repeatedly burning his victim with scalding hot water and metal objects he heated on their stove. Read on...
  2. Press Release: Jury Convicts Defendant for Felony Stalking of Family Members

    On June 20, a Contra Costa County jury found defendant Todd Andrew Mayer guilty of two felony counts of stalking family members. The jury also determined Mayer was guilty of six misdemeanors for violating restraining orders. Read on...
  3. Press Release: DA’s Office Partners with ASK and Brady Center for Gun Safety Campaign

    The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is committed to preventing gun violence in our communities and educating youth about the dangers and consequences of gun possession. Read on...
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