"To promote and ensure public safety through ethical and just prosecution"

Thank you for visiting our website. The District Attorney represents the People of the State of California in all criminal prosecutions in Santa Cruz County. The Office is responsible for filing criminal charges, appearing in court in all felony and misdemeanor cases, and representing the People in all trials and sentencing proceedings in the Superior Court of Santa Cruz.


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Community Focus

Please use this website as a place where you can get up to date news and information on the ways the office is fighting against gang violence, protecting families, the elderly, consumers and victims of crime.

As a product of local public schools -- both the Soquel Elementary School District and Soquel High -- I know the value of an education and of graduating from high school. I've witnessed first-hand the impacts that both graduation -- and, perhaps even more significantly, dropping out -- have had on generations of friends and family members throughout Santa Cruz County.

DA Gang Task Force Formed:

District Attorney Bob Lee has announced that his office is dedicated to fighting against the increasing incidents of gang violence in Santa Cruz. Outbreaks of gang-related shootings and stabbings are on the rise and many people, including gang members and innocent members of the public, have been killed or seriously injured. The District Attorney's Office gang unit has partnered with the Santa Cruz Police Department gang unit and the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office task force to combat gang violence in our community.

DA Bob Lee Declares Caseload Emergency

District Attorney Bob Lee announced today that his Office is forced to consider emergency measures in accordance with Civil Service Rules to add critically needed staff because of the onslaught of serious crimes, gang violence, and homicides set for trial over this past year.

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