About The District Attorney
There are 22 judicial districts that make up the Judicial Branch of Colorado state government. For a map of the 22 districts, click here.
Each judicial district is served by a locally elected District Attorney. The City and County of Denver comprises the 2nd Judicial District.
The Denver District Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer in the City and County of Denver. The District Attorney’s Office prosecutes state misdemeanor and felony cases in Denver’s County and District Courts, provides assistance to witnesses and victims of crime, and maintains an active community education and crime prevention program. The Office provides training for police officers and sheriff’s deputies regarding legal issues in criminal justice.
The primary work of the Denver DA's Office is the prosecution of criminal offenders and support of the victims of those crimes.
In 2017, the Denver District Attorney’s Office filed over 12,200 new misdemeanor cases and over 7,000 new felony cases in Denver County and District Courts.
Our mission is to professionally and competently prosecute crimes and investigate criminal activity on behalf of the people of the State of Colorado and to seek equal justice for all in the criminal justice system. Our mission includes the prevention and deterrence of crimes, support of the well-being of victims, participation in the community, transparency, accountability, and improvement of the criminal justice system to provide fair alternatives to incarceration in appropriate cases.