Colorado's 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office

Serving the Residents of Adams and Broomfield Counties

District Attorney Brian S. Mason

A Message from the District Attorney

Welcome to the District Attorney’s Office for Colorado’s 17th Judicial District.  It is an honor to serve this community as your District Attorney. 

The District Attorney’s Office is focused on two primary goals: keeping the community safe and making our criminal justice system better. We do this by pursuing justice with integrity in every case and by holding ourselves to the highest standards of ethics and excellence. 

There are many challenges facing the criminal justice system and our community right now. Here at the District Attorney’s Office, we are committed to the following overarching goals: 

  •       Fighting for the vulnerable
  •       Seeking justice for victims      
  •       Prosecuting offenders who commit violent crimes, domestic violence, human trafficking, drug trafficking, and other serious crimes that harm our community 
  •       Acknowledging issues of racism, both implicit and explicit, within our system  
  •       Focusing on education, outreach, and crime prevention, not just prosecution
  •       Exploring alternatives to incarceration and keeping people out of the criminal justice system when diversion programs and other alternatives will keep the community safe      
  •       Addressing the mental health crisis in the criminal justice system and our profession.  

The professional staff of the District Attorney’s Office works tirelessly, day and night, to serve this community with integrity and professionalism. In short, we are committed to doing the right thing – at all times – in every case. That is our pledge. And we will do so with an abiding commitment to justice, integrity, fairness, empathy, transparency, courage, and the rule of law.  

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Our Mission and Commitment to You:


The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is committed to seeking and pursuing justice on behalf of victims of crime through the fair and ethical prosecution of those who commit offenses in our community. With a focus on education, treatment, and a reduction in recidivism, the District Attorney’s Office will also work vigorously to reform the criminal justice system to better serve the citizens of Adams and Broomfield Counties. 

Latest News and Press Releases

Joint Statement by the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the Northglenn Police Department re Filing Decision
Posted Jan 26, 2023
Brighton, CO — Joint Statement by the District Attorney’s Office and the Northglenn Police Department On January 21, 2023, at approximately 12:11 p.m., officers with the Northglenn Police Depart
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17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Charges Defendant in Fatal Thornton Hit and Run Crash on New Year's Day
Posted Jan 17, 2023
Brighton, CO —Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is announcing the filing of a Leaving the Scene of an Accident charge against Adam Wooley, 33, for his alleged actions related to the
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Defendant Who Fatally Shot a Man in the Head While Driving and Dumped the Body in a Field Sentenced Following August Murder Conviction
Posted Jan 13, 2023
Brighton, CO — Today, 17th Judicial District Attorney Brian Mason is announcing the Second-Degree Murder conviction of Christopher Matthews, 22, after a five-day jury trial in Adams County District Co
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District Attorney, FBI Secure Prison Sentence for Defendant Who Trafficked Juvenile Victim
Posted Jan 12, 2023
Brighton, CO — Today, District Attorney Brian Mason is announcing the 10-year Department of Corrections sentence for Robert Stenschke, 33, following his guilty plea to Trafficking a Minor for Sexual S
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