San Bernardino County is by population the fifth largest county in California with slightly over 1.7 million residents. San Bernardino’s population has increased 20% over the last decade has been one of the fastest growing counties in the state and the country. San Bernardino County is half of Southern California's Inland Empire. The county itself is the geographically largest county in the contiguous United States covering over 20,000 square miles. Bordered by Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Kern counties as well as the Arizona and Nevada state lines The county stretches from the Los Angeles County line in the west 225 miles to Needles on the Colorado River and Arizona on the east and 147 miles from Chino in the south to Trona in the north. Interstates 10, 40, and 15, the major vehicle and truck routes into Southern California all travel through San Bernardino County as do the major rail freight routes.
The District Attorney’s Office, much like the county itself, is separated into three regions – the Desert/Mountain Region, the East Valley Region, and the West Valley Region. Our prosecutors attend courts disbursed throughout the county. These attorneys review nearly 8,000 cases a month. The county seat is in San Bernardino, however, cases will be heard in five other courts in Rancho Cucamonga (45 miles away); Victorville (45 miles away); Fontana (30 miles away) and Joshua Tree (40 miles away).