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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.

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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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Lighthouse with 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office logo shines bright light from right to left with black text over the light reading "OPEN HOUSE Juvenile Diversion and Lighthouse Program March 20 from 2 to 6 p.m., 1060 Orchard Ave. Grand Junction, CO 81501."

You're invited: Juvenile Diversion and Lighthouse Program Open House on March 20

On March 20, 2024, from 2 to 6 p.m., the District Attorney's Office will host an open house at 1060 Orchard Ave. for the public to learn more about the Lighthouse Program and Juvenile Diversion in Mesa County, check out their new space on the Colorado Mesa University (CMU) campus and answer any questions you have about juvenile programs from the District Attorney's Office.

February 15, 2024

Events, Information
Inmate Adam C. Burke in a yellow jumpsuit.

Former teacher who sexually assaulted student gets 6 years to life

A former Caprock Academy teacher who had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old former student of his was sentenced to six years to life in the Department of Corrections Friday.

January 22, 2024


Featured Events

All Events



Weekend Bond Hearings - Mesa County Combined Courts

Saturday, March 2, 2024
Bond Hearings



Crime Victim Compensation Board meeting

Friday, March 8, 2024
Justice Center (District Attorney)
Bond Hearings



Weekend Bond Hearings - Mesa County Combined Courts

Saturday, March 9, 2024

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