Who is the San Mateo District Attorney? San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe and all members of the District Attorney’s Office are saddened and horrified by the tragic massacre of 19 children and two adults in Uvalde, Texas. We join with others in our outrage that we cannot keep guns out of the hands of such evil people.
What does District Attorney mean? A district attorney is a public official who is appointed or elected to represent the state in criminal judicial proceedings in a particular judicial district or county; an appointed or elected officer who prosecutes cases in a particular judicial district.
What’s the difference between attorney and lawyer? People often confuse the words attorney and lawyer, believing them to serve different functions. However, the only real difference between the two is the region in which the word is used. They are effectively the same thing in terms of law, whether that be commercial, corporate, commercial law or contract law.
How many district attorneys are there in California? The district attorney’s job is to seek justice in criminal cases, work to prevent crime, and serve as a leader in the diverse communities they represent. The DA is also an elected official. In California, we have 58 elected DAs each representing one of our 58 counties.