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Please report any suspected price gouging or other consumer violations to the District Attorney's Office at 805-568-2300 or by filling out a consumer complaint form below and emailng it to ConsumerDA@co.santa-barbara.ca.us.

Complaint Form in English

Complaint Form in Spanish






If you are looking for information regarding anyone's local criminal cases, please visit the Santa Barbara County Courts at sbcourts.org





Press Releases

10/14/2021 Press Release People v Scott Robert Fleming - Sentencing



10/07/2021 Press Release People v Howard W



09/20/2021 Press Release PAGV New Leadership



09/14/2021 Press Release People v. Rafael Vivanco; Case 21CR05908



09/14/2021 Press Release People v. Rafael Vivanco; Case 21CR05908 Felony Complaint



08/31/2021 Press Release People v Carranza, Corrales, Munoz and Carranza



08/27/2021 Press Release OIS Report Final Krys Brandon Ruiz



08/27/2021 Press Release Michael Taylor Coleman Arraignment



08/20/2021 Press Release regarding People v Arian Eteghaei



08/17/2021 Press Release People v Medical Investor Holdings LLC and People v Divine Mercy, Inc.




08/17/2021 Press Release People v. 805 Agricultural Holdings, LLC; Case No. 21CV02491




08/16/2021 Press Release Kevin Josue Alvarado-Vasquez



08/16/2021 Press Release Kevin Josue Alvarado-Vasquez Felony Complaint




08/05/2021 Press Release People v Scott Robert Fleming



Report to the People 2010-2014

IV Safe Report to the People


Videos/In the News

Eight killed in Indianapolis mass shooting - Santa Barbara News-Press



CA leaders raise concerns over proposed bill that would reduce jail time for some robberies




Santa Barbara News-Press - Ricardo Sanchez, 28, sentenced



TEDx: The Face of Human Trafficking | Megan Rheinschild



Tipline Investigation: Protect yourself and loved ones from Romance Scams and Money Mules




Joyce Dudley: Can Grief Allow Us to Be Joyful and Happy Again?



Joyce Dudley & Vicki Johnson: Protecting the Vulnerable from Pandemic Scammers



60 Second At Ease Video


Santa Barbara County DA Joyce Dudley reappointed chairwoman of POST



Santa Barbara County DA recounts warmth and respect from Kamala Harris



CADA expands Summit for Danny Community Hike | NewsChannel 3-12


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Diversion Program


Lawyers Magazine Article Joyce E. Dudley Diversion


Foodbank Seeks Community Volunteers in Santa Maria, Lompoc | Good for Santa Barbara - Noozhawk.com




Newsmakers with Jr: At Sentencing of Golden State Killer, SB DA Joyce Dudley Spoke to Victims of Healing and Love




Keyt: District Attorneys and neighbors speak out after "Golden State Killer" enters guilty pleas




Santa Barbara News Press: Golden State Killer pleads guilty



Joyce Dudley: The Pain of Looking Away


CALM Together Community Conversation


Joyce Dudley & Vickie Johnson: May Is Elder Abuse Awareness Month | Opinions - Noozhawk.com




Look for the Helpers: DA's office pitches in, learning materials donated to farmworkers kids



Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Summit Highlights In-Home Crimes on Rise Amid Coronavirus Pandemic | Local News - Noozhawk.com




Uptick in domestic violence during COVID-19 shelter at home; find out how you can help-Keyt



Pets of slain Lompoc woman delivered to her surviving family in Texas- KEYT



Covid-19 Public Safety Press Conference 4/7/2020


Covid-19 Conferencia de Prensa - Seguridad Publica 4/7/2020


Domestic violence victims and their pets need a safe haven - Santa Ynez Valley Star



Coronavirus-related scams pop up across Santa Barbara County | News | Santa Maria Sun, CA



Santa Barbara Officials Call Out Domestic Abuse - The Santa Barbara Independent



Santa Barbara News-Press: As scammers try to make money from coronavirus pandemic, U.S. law enforcement gives tips on how to spot and stop them




SB Independent: How to Report Suspected Scams related to COVID - 19



Santa Barbara DA Reflects on Weinstein Verdict - The Santa Barbara Independent



AB 392: Use of Force Standards
General Public Video


DA Dudley and our First Responders


CHP Increases Traffic Enforcement after Crashes on Santa Ynez Valley Highways | Local News - Noozhawk.com




Prosecutors gather in Las Vegas for gun violence summit; mass shootings in America took center stage





Santa Maria Elks Show Appreciation for Law Enforcement Officers | Local News - Noozhawk.com



What Does the District Attorney Do?(English)


What Does the District Attorey Do? (Spanish)



SM Times:Casa of Hope: Safe home for sex trafficking victims to welcome its first residents



SB Independent: Larger Rescue Mission Expands Life-Changing Purpose



KSBY: Supervisors allocate money for improvements at district attorney’s offices in Santa Maria



Noozhawk: Conference Puts Focus on Helping First Responders Deal with Toll from Repeated Trauma


CDAA Prosecutor Stories: Jennifer Karapetian



Santa Maria Times: District Attorney's Office turns to books to prevent crime


Noozhawk: Santa Maria Public Library shop gets used children's books from Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office




Noozhawk: Joyce Dudley: Access to Mental Health Services Critical During Early Childhood



Noozhawk: Santa Barbara District Attorney Warns of Blackmail Scam


Noozhawk: Pedal the Pacific Cyclists On a Roll as They Raise Awareness About Sex Trafficking


Raw: Santa Barbara DA Announces 4 New Criminal


Eyewitness News ABC7: Golden State charged with 4 more counts of murder




POST: Did You Know? Video Series


Sexual Assault Awareness Video



DA Dudley addresses the Incoming Class at SBCC. Topic Sexual Assault on Campus/"It's on us!"


Procedural Justice

Human Trafficking in Santa Barbara

Responding to the needs of our Homeless


Attorney of the Year

Innovative policing approach to mental health, drug problems


Life Facing Bars: A Gang Prevention Documentary


Lfie Facing Bars: A Documentary on Gang Prevention: Spanish Version


Santa Barbara Restorative Court



Quick Links

Appendix A: Sex Trafficking in California
Needs Assessment of Domestic Child Sex Trafficking in Santa Barbara County June 2015
Human Trafficking
Fight Crime Invest in Kids
Externship Program for Volunteer Attorneys
Externship Opportunity-Workers' Compensation Fraud Prosecution

Scam Alerts

Tipline Investigation: Protect yourself and loved ones from Romance Scams and Money Mules



Joyce Dudley & Vicki Johnson: Protecting the Vulnerable from Pandemic Scammers



The Dirty Dozen represents the worst of the worst tax scams.



Pets make great pandemic pals; fleecers know it



Lompoc Police Dept: CAL DSS Fraudulent Notice



WHO-Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters


Many kinds of scams on the rise-LA Times


San Luis Obispo County sheriff warns of 'arrest warrant' scam in area


FEMA Control de rumores del coronavirus


FEMA Corona Virus Rumor Control
False National Guard Rumor
Beware of Work From Home Scams

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) | FBI Sees Rise in Fraud Schemes Related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic




Coronavirus Consumer Tips

If you have been a victim of any type of scam please report that to the FBI at ic3.gov and to the federal trade commission at ftc.gov


Lompoc Police Warn Against Tipster Scam
Lompoc Residents Cautioned About Scam Calls
Home Rental Scams

Publisher's Clearing House Scams

Blackmail Scam
Estafas de trabajo en casa
Estafas de premios: No pague para participar
Fraudes de Romance
Los estafadores buscan ayuda
Utilities scam
Sweetheart Scams
Tech Support Scam
Kidnapping Scam
Social Security Befeciary Scam
Jury Duty Scam
FRAUD ALERT: "Land Technicians" Attempting to Gain Unauthorized Access to Homes
IRS Warns of Scam Targeting Tax Professionals
Online hotel booking scams
Where to Report Scams
Cnet: How to Stop Robocalls
Lottery Scam
Free Wifi Hotspots
Public Alert- Medicare Fraud
Fraudulent Magazine/Newspaper Renewal Notices
Public Supermaket Alert
Annuity Churning Scam
Scam Artists Posing as IRS Agents
Law Enforcement Scam
Health Care Scam
Grandparent Scam
Public Advisory: Special Report on Counterfeit Checks and Money Orders
Public Alert: Fire Inspection Scam



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Workers' Compensaton Insurance

Application for Conviction Review

Other Forms and Brochures

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Complaints against non sworn DA personnel
FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center(IC3)
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