Welcome To The District Attorney's Office

Thank you for visiting the Office of the District Attorney for Deschutes County website. Your District Attorney and his dedicated attorneys and staff are committed to keeping our community a safe place to live. The office serves the citizens of Deschutes County, working to reduce crime, protect innocent victims, and enhance the lives of district residents.

The District Attorney’s Office continues in its mission to efficiently and effectively seek justice, for the safety and well-being of our community.

Dec
08
Press Release
Joshua Cartrette Convicted On Assault Charges On December 7, 2011 a jury found Joshua Ames Cartrette guilty of Assault in the Second Degree. At trial, the defendant claimed that he was acting in self-defense when he assaulted the victim. Deputy District Attorney Jon Char argued that even if defendant had been acting in self-defense, the amount of force he used was unreasonable, as evidenced by the serious injuries he inflicted upon the victim.
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Dec
06
Press Release
Please see page two of the Oregon Department of Justice Domestic Violence Prosecutor Newsletter for article on State v. Blaylock.
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Nov
30
Press Release
The Oregon State Bar found no ethical violations on the part of Deputy District Attorney Brigid Turner. On November 14th, 2011, the Bar received an anonymous complaint alleging Deputy District Attorney Brigid Turner committed ethical violations during the investigation of Deschutes County Counsel Mark Pilliod.
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