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

Defendant Sentenced to Prison for Fatally Shooting Man 13 Times in Northglenn
Posted Aug 4, 2022
Brighton, CO — Today, 17th Judicial District Attorney Brian Mason is announcing the 40-year Department of Corrections sentence for Guillermo Pinuelas, 23, following his guilty plea to Second-Degree Mu
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Defendant Convicted of First-Degree Murder, Sentenced to Life in Prison for Beating and Fatally Shooting Westminster Man
Posted Aug 4, 2022
Brighton, CO — Today, 17th Judicial District Attorney Brian Mason is announcing the First-Degree Murder conviction of Juan Castorena, 37, following a seven-day jury trial in Adams County District Cour
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17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Files First-Degree Murder Charge Against Jonah Graham
Posted Jul 20, 2022
Brighton, CO —Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is announcing the filing of a First-Degree Murder charge against Jonah Graham, 16, related to the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old vict
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17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office Files Robbery, Kidnapping, Motor Vehicle Theft Charges Against Raul Ortega
Posted Jul 13, 2022
Brighton, CO —Today, the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is announcing the filing of charges against Raul Ortega, 51. Ortega is charged with Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft for allegedly steal
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