• Mike Hestrin is sworn in as Riverside County District Attorney as his wife looks on at a ceremony held Jan. 5, 2015, at the Riverside Historic Courthouse. Superior Court Judge Christian Thierbach administered the oath of office.

  • Students and instructors from the Shanghai Police College in China visit the DA’s Office to learn about the U.S. justice system, the DA’s Office, and the DA’s Bureau of Investigations.

  • Chief Deputy DA Michael Cabral of the Southwest Division speaks to media at a Riverside County sheriff’s news conference about a wanted felon who shot and killed a sheriff’s canine.

  • Representatives from the DA’s Office met on Nov. 21, 2014, with a delegation visiting from China’s Shanxi province to discuss the U.S. criminal justice system.

  • DA Bureau Commander Brent Westwood, left, and Investigator Craig Johnson are interviewed by a production crew for an upcoming episode of CNBC’s “American Greed” about a large Ponzi scheme case in Riverside County.

  • Fourteen new interns in our Division of Victim Services attend a recent daylong academy at the DA’s Office. From various local universities, they will assist in a variety of ways including helping crime victims and community outreach.

  • Debra Postil of the DA’s Youth Accountability Team speaks to about 60 teens at a daylong program making them aware of the effects of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and the consequences of their actions.


  • Victim advocate Carla Aguilar talks to a high school class about teen dating violence. February was Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and about 3,400 students have seen this interactive presentation.


  • Protecting the public and serving our community

  • Ethical prosecution of criminal and civil offenses

  • Safeguarding the rights of victims and witnesses


Meet the DA County of Riverside District Attorney