All car theft and carjacking cases are handled in the Auto Theft Unit. Cases are handled vertically from filing through sentencing, meaning these cases are assigned to an auto theft prosecutor for all purposes once the case is submitted for review by law enforcement. This attorney works closely with local law enforcement agencies through the Ventura Auto Theft Task Force (VENCATT). This collaborative effort provides the most effective means to prosecute auto theft cases and meet the needs of people who are victimized by these types of crimes.
Driving Under the Influence
The District Attorney’s Office is committed to increasing public safety on Ventura County’s streets and highways by ensuring that all persons who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs are held accountable for their actions.
The DUI Unit receives grant monies from the Office of Traffic Safety to fund a team of seasoned prosecutors who handle all driving under the influence of drugs and felony driving under the influence of alcohol cases. These felonies include driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in injury and alcohol-related vehicular manslaughter cases. In addition to reviewing and litigating these challenging cases, these attorneys engage in community outreach and extensive training of local law enforcement personnel.
Four attorneys handling the review of the majority of the cases submitted to the District Attorney’s Office by law enforcement agencies. These include matters that fall under the Misdemeanor Unit and General Trials Unit.