District Attorney Vern Pierson

District Attorney Vern Pierson

In January of 2007, Vern became El Dorado County's District Attorney. He has personally prosecuted numerous, significant cases such as the murder of C.H.P Officer Scott Russell and Phil and Nancy Garrido for the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Lee Dugard. He created a highly successful Cold Homicide Task Force and developed one of the first paperless prosecutor's offices in California. For more than five years Vern served as the county's Chief Technology Officer. Vern serves on the Board of Directors for the California District Attorneys Association and is the co-chair of the Association's Ethics and Insurance Fraud Committees.

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PRESS RELEASES

El Dorado County District Attorney's Office Awarded Special DUI Prosecution Grant

Posted: November 15, 2018

El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office Awarded Special DUI Prosecution Grant Those suspected of and arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in El Dorado County can expect to face highly trained, specialized prosecutors, thanks to a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The $200,978.00 grant to the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office will fund a Vertical Prosecution team that will manage and prosecute DUI cases.

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Convicted Puppy Broker Gets Additional Jail Sentence

Posted: November 13, 2018

Ginger Turk, 48, a puppy broker convicted of felony animal cruelty charges in 2016 in El Dorado County has been sentenced to an additional 240 days of jail time for violating the conditions of her felony probation. The jail sentence was handed down in El Dorado County Superior Court on November 9, 2018.

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY VERN PIERSON APPLAUDS JAMIE PESCE'S APPOINTMENT TO THE EL DORADO SUPERIOR COURT

Posted: October 19, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Lead Deputy District Attorney Jamie Pesce on her appointment to the El Dorado County Superior Court as a Superior Court Judge.

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WANTED

Wanted

JOSE LUIS MARISCAL
$ 50,000

JOSE LUIS MARISCAL has an outstanding warrant totaling $50,000 for vehicle theft, possession of narcotic paraphernalia and failure to appear after being released on bail.

Wanted

JAVIER BALDOMERO MAGDALENO
$ 250,000

Javier Baldomero Magdaleno has an outstanding felony warrant for driving under the influence of alcohol and causing injuries, driving on a suspended or revoked license due to a previous DUI and failure to appear after posting bail.

Wanted

SHANE TAYLOR ORTEGA
$ 2,000

Shane Taylor Ortega has an outstanding felony warrant totaling $2,000 for causing a hit and run collision that resulted in injuries and failure to appear after being released on his own recognizance.