Office of the District Attorney

Jill Ravich
Jill Ravitch
District Attorney

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 Sonoma. We have a budget of nearly $22 million and a staff of more than 121 employees.

I am very proud of our dedicated attorneys, investigators, victim advocates, claims specialists and support staff who diligently serve the citizens of Sonoma County. We consistently apply equal justice under the law to protect our community and ensure that victims of crime are treated with compassion and respect.

I hope this information provides you with a better understanding of the criminal justice system.


Jill Ravitch, District Attorney, Sonoma County

What does the DA do?

  • Published on September 21, 2021

    Defendant Larry Thomas Rhoades, 69 years old of Santa Rosa, was sentenced earlier today by the Honorable Peter Ottenweller to serve a prison term of 12 years plus an additional indeterminate sentence of 15 years to life, after pleading “no contest” in June to 25 felony counts of child sexual assault.  

  • Published on September 17, 2021

    District Attorney Jill Ravitch has announced that Johnny Lee Sommerhalder, 78years old of Santa Rosa, has been denied parole by the California Board of Parole Hearings.

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Contact Information

Office of the District Attorney
County of Sonoma
Contact us by Phone
600 Administration Drive
Room 212 J
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.466524, -122.726273

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