Mariposa County CA District Attorney Office

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Mariposa County District Attorney 5101 Jones Street Mariposa CA 95338 209-966-3626

About Mariposa County District Attorney

The Mariposa County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Mariposa County, CA. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Mariposa County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Mariposa 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 Mariposa County DA's Office.

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Mariposa County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Mariposa County, the District Attorney, along with the Mariposa 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 Mariposa 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.