Imperial County CA District Attorney Office

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Imperial County District Attorney 940 West Main Street El Centro CA 92243 760-482-4331

About Imperial County District Attorney

The Imperial County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Imperial County, CA. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Imperial County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Imperial County take a lead role in multiple phases of a criminal case and exercise a great deal of discretion in how a case is handled. District Attorneys may delegate certain cases, or aspects of cases, to other attorneys in the Imperial County DA's Office.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Imperial County public criminal records
  • Imperial County Court records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Jury selection process in Imperial County, CA
  • Grand jury proceedings
Imperial County Criminal Records

The DA's Office maintains public records that may be available upon request. These records include Imperial County criminal records such as arrest records, police reports, and Imperial County Court records and filings.

Criminal Prosecutions

The Imperial County District Attorney decides whether or not to prosecute an offender in Imperial County, California. The evidence provided by the Imperial County Police Department, Imperial County Sheriff's Department, or other Local Law Enforcement agency, may or may not be sufficient to move a case forward, and the Imperial County DA's Office must evaluate the strength and admissibility of the available evidence before prosecuting the offender.

Imperial County Grand Jury

The District Attorney is responsible for presenting evidence to the Imperial County Grand Jury, which then decides whether or not there is probable cause for criminal charges. The Imperial County DA also determines whether to offer or accept a plea bargain.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Imperial County, the District Attorney, along with the Imperial County Public Defender's Office, will select a jury. After jury selection, the District Attorney makes opening statements, presents the government's case for conviction, and makes objections to the Defense Attorney's case. If the jury convicts the individual accused of breaking California law, the Office of the Imperial County DA makes recommendations for sentencing. If the jury finds the defendant not guilty, the District Attorney determines whether or not to appeal the case to a higher-level CA Court.