Policies

The policies of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office are based on research, science and data. Visit our Research page to explore the studies behind the policies.

 

Brady Policy 
Disclosure of Exculpatory and Impeachment Information
Chapter 14 - Legal Policies Manual 

Discovery Compliance System Manual
Revised April 2020

 

Conviction Integrity
Special Directive 20-13
Conviction Integrity Unit

 

Death Penalty
Special Directive 20-11
Death Penalty Policy

 

DNA
Expungement Policies and Procedures
Penal Code Section 299 Agency Responsibilities for Los Angeles County

POS-030
Proof of Service-030 by First-Class Mail Civil Form

CR-185/JV-796
Petition for Expungement of DNA Profiles and Samples Form

CR-186/JV-798
Order for Expungement of DNA Profiles and Samples Form

 

Felony Case Settlement Policy
Special Directive 03-04
Collateral Consequences

 

Habeas Corpus Litigation
Special Directive 20-10
Habeas Corpus Litigation Unit

 

Justice System Integrity Division
Police Use of Force Flowchart
Steps Followed by the District Attorney's Justice System Integrity Division

Officer-Involved Shooting Flowchart
Steps Followed by the District Attorney's Justice System Integrity Division

Justice System Integrity Division Protocol
Criminal Misconduct Allegations by Law Enforcement Personnel Protocol

Justice System Integrity Division Protocol
District Attorney Officer/Deputy-Involved Shooting Response Program Protocol

 

Misdemeanors
Special Directive 20-07
Misdemeanor Case Management Policy

 

Penal Code Section 17(b)(4) Direct Filing Policy
Inter-Agency Operational Agreement
Penal Code Section 17(b)(4) Referrals

Schedule I REVISED June 21, 2021
Direct Referral Criteria

 

Pretrial Release
Special Directive 20-06
Pretrial Release Policy

 

Resentencing
Special Directive 20-14
Resentencing Policy

 

Sentencing Enhancements
Special Directive 20-08
Sentencing Enhancements/Allegations Policy

Special Directive 20-08.1
Clarification on Sentencing Enhancements/Allegations

Special Directive 20-08.2
Amendment to Special Directive 20-08

Special Directive 21-01
Revised Policies

 

Sexual Assault
Chapter 4.01, Office Policy Manual
Sexual Assault Victim Interview Policy

 

Victim Services
Special Directive 20-12
Victim Services Policy

 

Youth Justice
Special Directive 20-09
Youth Justice Policy