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Press Releases

7/11/2017 People vs Robert Lorin Musich, Case No. 1496861, Victim List


If you believe you were a victim of Case no. 1496861, and want further information, please contact Senior Deputy District Attorney Brian Cota at (805) 568-2424



6/29/2017 People v. Tractor Supply Company, Inc., Case No. C17-815.


6/28/2017 People v. Robert Lorin Musich, Case No. 1496861


6/26/2017 Scam Squad Public Service Announcement


6/16/2017 People v. Edward Kyle Vantassel


6/15/2017 People v. Michael Lee Johnson


6/1/2017 People v. Robert Lorin Musich, Case No. 1496861


6/1/2017 Juvenile Court Case No. 17JV00171


5/31/2017 People v. Sergio Chagolla Chagolla, Case No. 17CR05463.


5/18/2017 People v. Jhordy Diaz Ramirez, Case Number 17CR04831


5/18/2017 People v. Jhordy Diaz Ramirez, Case Number 17CR04831 Complaint


5/10/2017 People v. Baltazar Mendoza Alvarez, Case No. 17CR04561


5/9/2017 Michael Ducaine Giles OIS Report



Videos/In the News

Procedural Justice

Keyt: Senior Scam presentations aim to increase awareness of fraud


Santa Maria Times: National Victim's Rights Week 2017


Noozhawk: Former UCSB Star Tori Tsolis Sets Women’s Elite Record in State Street Mile



KEYT: Refugio oil spill appeal denied setting stage for November trial


SBDA's Office Supports our local Special Olympians by taking a Polar Plunge


Dogs in the Courthouse: Challenges and Benefits in the Use of Facility Dogs


Human Trafficking in Santa Barbara


Responding to the needs of our Homeless


Attorney of the Year

Innovative policing approach to mental health, drug problems


Life Facing Bars: A Gang Prevention Documentary


Lfie Facing Bars: A Documentary on Gang Prevention: Spanish Version


Santa Barbara Restorative Court



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Public Advisory: Special Report on Counterfeit Checks and Money Orders
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