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District Attorney's Office

In partnership with the community we serve, the 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office is dedicated to the pursuit of justice, the protection of victims and the prevention of crime.

Seal of the 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office
21st Judicial District Attorney's Office
Photograph of Mesa County District Attorney Daniel P Rubinstein

District Attorney,
Daniel P.  Rubinstein  

Meet the DA

I am the District Attorney for the Twenty-First Judicial District, Colorado. In 1996, I began as a Deputy District Attorney in Mesa County, Colorado. Other than a short period from 2002 to 2005, I have spent my career as a prosecutor in this office, including being the Chief Deputy District Attorney over the Drug division, and the Crime Against Children Division. On October 16, 2015, I was appointed District Attorney and remain in that role today.

The Colorado District Attorney's Council recognized me as the Colorado Prosecutor of the Year for 2009, and I am the current President of the Colorado District Attorney's Council. I have been appointed or elected to serve on several boards or committees by the Governor of Colorado, the Attorney General of Colorado, and local groups. I have chaired the Community Corrections Board, am on the Mesa County Drug Threat Oversight Committee, the State Meth Task Force, and the District Attorney's Legislative Committee and Governing Board and am the current Secretary of the Board, and the Colorado Commission of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Sentencing Task Force. I am also a statewide trainer in all areas of criminal law, and assist in crafting and drafting legislation which promotes public safety.

It is my honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Mesa County, and to be the lawyer for each and every one of them, fighting for justice.


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In a photo provided by the Colorado State Patrol, nearly 300 pounds of cocaine is stacked on a patrol car. Two men were arrested after their vehicle was stopped Monday around 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 70 near milepost 27.

DA's Office hires joint state/federal attorney for highway interdiction cases

The 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office has hired an attorney for a new role that will allow the office to file highway interdiction cases involving alleged drug smuggling to be filed in federal court instead of state court.

October 01, 2023

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Crime Watch - a single pair handcuffs

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Crime Watch on local news

Man pleads guilty in 2011 killing at Taco Bell

August 30, 2023


Featured Events

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Weekend Bond Hearings - Mesa County Combined Courts

Saturday, October 7, 2023
Bond Hearings



Crime Victim Compensation Board meeting

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Justice Center (District Attorney)
Board Meetings



Weekend Bond Hearings - Mesa County Combined Courts

Saturday, October 14, 2023
Bond Hearings

District Attorney's Office

Justice Center (District Attorney)

125 N Spruce St
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Juvenile Diversion and Lighthouse Programs

1060 Orchard Ave
Grand Junction , CO 81501
Monday - Friday: 8:00 pm-6:00 pm

Mailing Address

125 N Spruce Street, Suite 210
PO Box 20,000
Grand Junction, CO 81502-5031