This group represents the district attorney’s office in all appellate courts and provides the legal research and training support for the entire district attorney’s office.
The unit appeals wrongful dismissals, helps secure and maintain the admissibility of incriminating evidence, and researches and answers legal questions for trial prosecutors and county police agencies. Since the Unit’s inception in 1996, it has rescued dozens of serious criminal prosecutions that otherwise might have been dismissed. This unit has become the Office’s authoritative resource on criminal law and procedure.
Other duties include coordinating and expanding legal education for both the attorney and support staff, as well as law enforcement agencies within the County of San Bernardino.