1. Welcome

    Welcome to the official website of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (MCAO), serving nearly four million residents in Maricopa County, the fourth largest county in the United States.

    Our office is responsible for the prosecution of more than 35,000 felony criminal cases each year. Our top priorities are to hold criminals accountable for the crimes they commit, and to ensure that the rights of crime victims are honored and respected throughout the criminal justice process.
  1. Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel Announces Transition Team

    Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel announced members of her transition team. The group has been tasked to develop high-level strategic priorities to guide her as she creates a meaningful and measurable vision for the county attorney’s office. Read more...
  2. Dion Earl Sentenced to 12 Years for Sexually Assaulting Women He Hired as Babysitters

    Dion Earl was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections after being found guilty by a jury of Sexual Assault, Public Sexual Indecency and two counts each of Kidnapping and Assault. Read more...
  3. Wendy Lavarnia Sentenced to 10.5 Years for A Shooting that Killed Her Young Son

    Wendy Lavarnia was sentenced to 10.5 years in the Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to Manslaughter and Attempted Child Abuse for the death of her 9-year-old son who was shot in the head while playing video games inside the family home. Read more...
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