Message from the 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.

  1. Board of Parole Hearing Denies Early Release of Killer in Sikh Temple Shooting

    Martinez, Calif. – A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Parole Board is denying the early release of a man who murdered Ajmer Singh Malhi in El Sobrante 22 years ago. Read more...
  2. Danville Middle School Teacher Charged With Lewd Acts On Minors

    Martinez, Calif. – The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office filed felony charges against a Middle School teacher in Danville for committing lewd acts on minors. Read more...
  3. Attorney General Bonta, DA Diana Becton, and 4 Other DAs Announce Settlement With Safeway

    OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today, along with DA Diana Becton, and four other district attorneys, announced an $8 million settlement with Safeway resolving allegations that the company violated state environmental laws. Read more...
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