San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office
  • San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office Commemorates National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 7-13, 2019

    Apr 1, 2019, 00:05 AM by User Not Found
    Stockton, CA - The Victim-Witness Unit of the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office, in commemoration of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), April 7-13, 2019, is hosting two public events in coordination with the Victims of Violent Crime San Joaquin Support Group, including a 5k walk in downtown Stockton and a remembrance ceremony, prior to being recognized by the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors.
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  • Los Angeles, San Joaquin County District Attorneys Announce Code for America Partnership to Reduce, Clear Cannabis Convictions

    Apr 1, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Tori Verber Supports Code for America LOS ANGELES -- District Attorneys Jackie Lacey of Los Angeles County and Tori Verber Salazar of San Joaquin County joined with Code for America today to announce a cutting-edge, criminal justice reform partnership to automatically clear more than 50,000 eligible cannabis convictions under Proposition 64. San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar, Public Defender Miriam Lyell and Chairman of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors Miguel Villapudua joined Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey for the announcement, which will yield significant cost-savings for the County and taxpayers, while expanding educational and economic opportunities for those whose convictions have been cleared or reduced, in accordance with California law.
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  • District Attorney Welcomes Code for America

    Mar 12, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    In 2019, the San Joaquin County District Attorney's office entered into a partnership with Code for America, as part of our efforts to address Prop 64 cases in a more resource efficient manner. Over the past 3.5 years, we have worked to clear approximately 26,000 records under Proposition 47 with an estimated cost of $2.5 million. With this partnership and the development of the algorithm, we will have the capacity to clear the 51,000 cases, providing 3,000 members of our community with record clearance, as a result of Proposition 64.
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  • International Women's Day

    Mar 8, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    To mark the occasion, a few members of the DA's office came together to release a message of hope, inspiration, and an invitation to seek out resources and assistance from the Family Justice Center.
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  • Youth Leadership Academy 2019

    Mar 1, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office is pleased to announce that applications for the 18 th San Joaquin County Justice System Youth Leadership Academy are now open. This year's program is scheduled to run June 10 - July 12, 2019, between 8:30am-12pm, Monday through Friday.
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  • Funding Available for Public Safety, Gang and Narcotic Intervention and Prevention in San Joaquin County

    Feb 1, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    STOCKTON -- The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office is pleased to announce another round of funding for local organizations who are implementing innovative strategies to combat the presence of drugs and gangs in our community. San Joaquin County has allocated up to $250,000 to be divided among selected organizations as part of the Public Safety, Gang and Narcotic Intervention and Prevention pilot project funding program.
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  • A Vehicular Homicide Primer

    Jan 29, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY- In the past several weeks there have been several vehicular homicide cases charged by the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office. Several of these cases have been reported in the press and have generated many comments on various social media platforms. In an effort to clarify several of the issues involved in vehicular homicide cases, the SJCDA presents this overview on some of the common elements involved in these types of cases.
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  • Christmas Eve commutations include seven from San Joaquin County

    Jan 3, 2019, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    SACRAMENTO - Last week, on Christmas Eve, Governor Edmund "Jerry" Brown granted 143 pardons and 131 commutations; five convicts receiving clemency are San Joaquin County convicts. (See, link below, "December 2018 Pardons and Commutations."
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  • San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office Announces Statewide Settlement with Target for Environmental Violations

    Dec 7, 2018, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    STOCKTON - This week, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a statewide settlement with Minnesota-based Target Corporation. The settlement resolves allegations that Target violated state laws and injunctive terms from a 2011 stipulated judgment regarding the company's handling and disposal of retail hazardous waste.
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  • San Joaquin County Family Justice Center Phase Two Opens its Doors

    Oct 10, 2018, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    STOCKTON - On Wednesday, October 10, the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office opened the doors of the new San Joaquin County Family Justice Center. This new space is an exciting expansion on what began in 2014.
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  • YLA Receives Diversity EEOC Award

    Oct 4, 2018, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    STOCKTON, CA - Today, the San Joaquin County District Attorney's office was recognized for its leadership in facilitating the Summer Youth Leadership Academy. The EEO and Diversity Award is presented annually by the San Joaquin County Office of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to a county unit or department that has demonstrated a commitment to promoting, embracing, enhancing and advancing the spirit of diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity within the County.
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  • People v. Drain Hampton - Sentencing

    Sep 4, 2018, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    STOCKTON - Today, Ashley Lynn Drain Hampton was sentenced to fifteen months in the county jail, 200 hours of community service and placed on five years of formal probation. Judge Charlotte Orcutt, the sentencing judge, allowed for Drain Hampton to apply for custody alternatives including home detention. With the perjury conviction, Drain Hampton is unable to hold public office.
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  • Message from the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office re: People v. McAllister

    Aug 10, 2018, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    STOCKTON, CA - On Friday, August 10, 2018, Tyrone Keith McAllister, 18, was arraigned in San Joaquin County Court. The San Joaquin County District Attorney's office has charged McAllister with felony violations of Penal code section 664/211, Attempted Robbery and Penal code section 368(b)(1), Elder Abuse. All the charges have enhancements of Penal Code section 667.9, Violent Crime on a Vulnerable Victim, as the victim is over 65 years old.
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  • People v. Lloyd Brice - Conviction

    Jul 19, 2018, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Earlier today, after deliberating for approximately 10 minutes, a jury convicted Lloyd Brice, 29, for the September 4, 2013, killing of Curnlee Howell. Brice was convicted of first degree murder, intentional discharge of a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
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  • Protecting Children from Harm and Neglect - People v. Alcantar and Flores

    Jul 19, 2018, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Today, Maria Flores, 26, and Roberto Alcantar, 27, were arraigned in San Joaquin County Court for the death of Ares Doe, dob 03/04/2016, on or about 07/14/2018. The charges for defendant Roberto Alcantar relate to blunt force trauma injuries inflicted upon the child causing his death.
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  • SJCDA Releases Findings And Decision In The Matter Of Colby Friday (Officer Involved Shooting)

    Jul 19, 2018, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Today, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office (SJCDA) released its findings in the 2016 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Colby Friday. It is the decision of the SJCDA that the use of deadly force by a Stockton Police Officer was justified under the circumstances.
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  • SJCDA Files Charges in Officer Involved Shooting

    Jul 16, 2018, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Today, the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office (SJCDA) has filed voluntary manslaughter charges against Justin Wall for the 2017 shooting of Evin Olsen Yadegar. Wall was a Stanislaus County Sheriff and on duty at the time of the shooting
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  • People v. Lom Nguyen

    Jul 6, 2018, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    On Tuesday, July 3, three defendants were sentenced after their conviction for identity theft-related crimes. Defendant Lom Nguyen (age 41) was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months in prison. Co-defendant, Jeanne Macias Mendoza, was sentenced to 7 years in prison. The second co-defendant, Kimi Matsuno, was sentenced to 5 years in prison.
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  • 18,000 Cases and Counting for Relief Under Propositions 47 and 64 in San Joaquin County

    Jul 5, 2018, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office announces the current and ongoing work in response to the passage of Proposition 47 and Proposition 64. Over the past three and a half years, as a result of the propositions, we have worked with the San Joaquin County Superior Court and Public Defender's Office to review over 18, 000 cases and reduce or vacate most of these. Thus, thousands have already benefited from the modifications of their criminal histories. With the passage of Proposition 64, we are currently working to provide additional assistance. The District Attorney's Office will be petitioning on behalf of many of the misdemeanor-conviction-qualifying defendants.
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  • Zero Tolerance: Enforcing Illegal Fireworks As Holiday Approaches

    Jun 29, 2018, 00:00 AM by User Not Found
    Today, San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar was joined by Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones and representatives from Manteca Police and Fire Departments in a joint press conference on the historic seizure of illegal explosives. Approximately 14,000 pounds of illegal fireworks and explosives were recovered in an undercover operation. This was a collaborative effort through the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office, the Manteca Police Department and Fire Department, the Stockton Police Department and the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office. These agencies are part of a county wide task force addressing the ongoing issues related to illegal fireworks.
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