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Jeannine M. Pacioni, District Attorney


Jeannine M. Pacioni
District Attorney



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Welcome to the website of the

Monterey County District Attorney's Office.

The District Attorney represents the People of the State of California in all criminal prosecutions in Monterey 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 courts of Monterey County. Our objective is to see that justice is done, and that criminal laws are fully and fairly enforced.

Reporting Criminal Activity: Reports of criminal activity should be reported to your local city's police department.

In unincorporated areas of Monterey County, please contact the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.


For job opportunities, please visit:  www.co.monterey.ca.us/personnel 


Our Mission
The mission of the Monterey County District Attorney's Office is to promote justice, ensure that the rights of victims are upheld by treating them with dignity, respect and compassion, and aggressively and fairly prosecuting those who violate the law. 


Our Values
We provide an environment that is positive and courteous and employ individuals of high ethical standards, character and professional courage.  We maintain public confidence by providing efficient and effective services and encourage open communication to promote the best interests of the community.


Our Vision
We are committed to diversity and recognize the significant and valuable contributions to our Mission from our employees and the community we serve.  Our vision is to enhance the quality of life in our community, to aggressively advocate the cause of justice, and seek to enhance the criminal justice system, ultimately protecting our community.