District Attorney’s Office

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The prosecutor has more control over life, liberty, and reputation than any other person in America…The citizen’s safety lies in the prosecutor who tempers zeal with human kindness, who seeks truth and not victims, who serves the law and not factional purposes, and who approaches his task with humility. –Justice Robert Jackson

THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S MISSION

To maintain public safety while seeking justice in every case, and to enhance the legacy of the Boulder District Attorney’s Office as a leader in public safety, progressive prosecution, and criminal justice reform.

JURISDICTION

The Office of the District Attorney has jurisdiction, or authority, over violations of state criminal laws and is responsible for upholding the Colorado and United States Constitutions. The District Attorney serves an Executive Branch function, which means it is responsible for enforcing Colorado state criminal laws as created by the Legislature. The District Attorney’s Office does not have jurisdiction over City Code or Ordinance violations or regulatory codes.

How does the Adult Criminal Justice System in Colorado Work?

Michael Dougherty

About the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office

Boulder County is represented by District Attorney Michael Dougherty. In Colorado, District Attorneys are elected by voters in each Judicial District. Boulder County represents the 20th Judicial District of the State of Colorado and is a leader in the prioritized areas of:

  • Sex Assault & Domestic Violence Prosecution
  • Community Protection Initiatives & Outreach
  • Restorative Justice & Diversion

The Boulder County DA’s Office has a staff of more than 80, which includes two Assistant DAs, as well as Chief Trial Deputies, Deputy DAs, Victim Advocates, Investigators, and a number of other professional support staff. The office handles more than 2,500 felonies and 15,000 misdemeanor and traffic cases each year.

To learn more about the Divisions & Units of the District Attorney’s Office click on the links below.

District Court Division – Felony Cases

County Court Division – Misdemeanor and Traffic Cases

Juvenile Prosecution Division – Juvenile Cases

Community Protection Division – Consumer Complaints

Investigations

Center for Prevention and Restorative Justice – Alternatives to Criminal Prosecution

Conviction Integrity Unit

Crime Victim Assistance

Discovery/Records Unit

Restitution Unit – Financial Restitution for Crime Victims

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Information for Media and the General Public

Contact Us

District Attorney's Office

303-441-3700 (Main Office)
303-441-4703 (Main Office fax)
303-682-6800 (Longmont Office)
303-682-6711 (Longmont fax)
for Hearing Impaired
please use Relay Colorado
Email

Mailing Address

Boulder District Attorney
P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

Boulder

Justice Center
1777 Sixth Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Map & Directions

Longmont

Longmont Courthouse
1035 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO 80501
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