Ron Freitas
District Attorney

Welfare Fraud Inquiry

Please use this form to ask general questions about possible Welfare Fraud issues. If you wish to discuss a specific case, please DO NOT use this form. Otherwise, make sure to fill in your name and contact information so that we can contact you if requested.

Before you compose and send an e-mail to our office, please be aware that because of certain restrictions, we won't be able to respond to the following areas of concern:

  • No General Legal Advice or Legal Referrals: We cannot respond to legal questions per the California Business and Professions Code section 6131. We are also unable to refer you to a lawyer in your area to help you.
  • No Criminal Case Inquiries: Pursuant to Rule 2-100 of the California Rules of Professional Conduct, ethically we are unable to communicate directly or indirectly with you regarding your criminal case if you are represented by an attorney, unless we have your attorney's consent. If you have an attorney, have him or her contact our office.

DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that you may be contacted if any further information is needed to fully investigate your concerns. However, the San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office does not publicly disclose that an investigation has been or will be opened as disclosure may 1) compromise the investigation and/or any subsequent potential prosecution, 2) be contrary to the presumption of innocence, and 3) violate rights of privacy. The Office may exercise its discretion to disclose results of closed investigations after considering the above concerns. If an investigation results in charges being filed, please direct any inquiries to our Media Request Form.