San Benito County CA District Attorney Office

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San Benito County District Attorney 419 4th Street Hollister CA 95023 831-636-4120

About San Benito County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

San Benito County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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