Welcome Message

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Welcome to the District Attorney’s Website.  As a representative of the People of the State of California, the District Attorney’s Office has the responsibility to prosecute all criminal matters in the County of Mono.  Along with our prosecution duties, the Office of the District Attorney also handles a wide variety of other services for the county and its citizens, along with providing legal and investigative assistance to other law enforcement agencies throughout Mono County.

The purpose of the District Attorney is to promote and protect the public peace and safety of Mono County and I am very proud of our dedicated attorneys, investigators, victim advocates, and support staff who diligently and compassionately serve our citizens day in and day out. We consistently apply equal justice under the law to protect our community and ensure that victims and witnesses of crime are treated with compassion and respect.  One of my primary goals is to assure that you live in a safe community and that you have confidence that you and/or your family or children will never be a victim of crime.  

I hope this information provides you with a better understanding of the office and the criminal justice system.  I encourage you to review our Website and if you have any questions or need further assistance to please contact us.

Sincerely,

Tim Kendall
Mono County District Attorney

More About the District Attorney's Office

As a representative of the People of the State of California, the District Attorney’s Office has the critical responsibility to investigate and prosecute all criminal matters in the County of Mono.  The position of District Attorney is a Constitutionally Independent Elected Officer and we operate solely for the well-being of Mono County and its citizens.  We work for you. 

We collaborate with every component of the criminal justice system and the entire community. We strive to earn and hold the trust and confidence of our community by performing our jobs at the very highest level of professionalism with integrity, using the highest ethical standards, compassion, mutual respect and open communications both among members of the public and employees. We attempt to minimize the impact of the criminal justice system upon the lives of victims, witnesses and their families by helping them to overcome the effects of crime.

Along with our prosecution duties, the Office of the District Attorney also handles a wide variety of other services for the county and its citizens, along with providing legal and investigative assistance to other law enforcement agencies throughout Mono County.

Some of the other responsibilities the Office handles are providing assistance to victims and witnesses of crimes; we assist in restraining orders and provide legal counseling and referrals.  We protect the environment and serve as the Public Administrator for estates.  The District Attorney is the grand jury advisor and plays an integral part of numerous multi agency and community solution groups.  These and other services and activities are covered throughout this report.  

The District Attorney has two offices servicing the entire county area, a south county office located in Mammoth Lakes and north county office located in Bridgeport.  The District Attorney’s Office is in the center of the law enforcement community in that all law enforcement activities regarding the prosecution of crimes in the entire county funnel through the District Attorney’s Office.  The office reviews and prosecutes approximately 1000 cases per year while at the same time handling its other responsibilities.  The office conviction rate is at an astounding 98%, however, it’s not a prosecutor’s duty to secure convictions but, rather, to insure that justice is done.