Weapons Forfeiture

When people are taken to the hospital because they pose a danger to themselves or others, their constitutional right to bear arms is restricted for five years. Any weapon in their possession may be seized by law enforcement and destroyed unless a petitioner convinces the court a weapon may safely …

Narcotics

The Narcotics Unit takes an aggressive and proactive stance towards drug trafficking in Ventura County and the surrounding areas. A wide range of cases involving methamphetamine labs, street-level drug dealing and high-level drug trafficking organizations involving multiple pound quantities of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine are handled by the vertical prosecution …

Homicides

Murders, cold-case homicides and similar unlawful killings are prosecuted by the Major Crimes Unit. Cases prosecuted by this unit involve some of the most heinous crimes committed within Ventura County and often entail substantial follow-up investigation, trial preparation, and the use of cutting edge forensic DNA analysis and evidence. In …

General Felonies

Most felony cases submitted by law enforcement agencies to the District Attorney’s Office are handled by the General Felony Unit. Seasoned attorneys within the unit are primarily responsible for reviewing and filing these cases. Once felony charges are filed, defendants are arraigned in court and bail is set. In cases …

Gangs

Crimes committed by, for the benefit of, in association with, or at the direction of active criminal street gang members are prosecuted by experienced attorneys dedicated to achieving justice in these cases. Even though Ventura County is consistently ranked as one of the safest counties in the western United States, …

Auto Theft

One deputy district attorney handles all of the car theft and carjacking cases that are submitted to the District Attorney’s Office. This attorney is responsible for reviewing and filing cases submitted by law enforcement agencies. Cases are handled vertically from filing through sentencing, meaning these cases are assigned to the …