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District Attorney
Clifford Newell
District Attorney

201 Commercial Street
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Phone: 530.265.1301
Fax: 530.478.1871

Updated subpoena information for cases that are scheduled in the Nevada County Superior Court.
Cliff Newell maintains his passion for the law and justice and takes pride in serving the citizens of Nevada County. 
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Department Overview  
The Nevada County District Attorney has two office locations, Nevada City and Truckee.There is one full time Deputy District Attorney and two full time clerical support in Truckee. Nevada City has seven full time Deputy District Attorneys and an Assistant District Attorney, two full-time investigators, two  part-time investigators, as well as a clerical support. The investigators can also be assigned to Truckee cases. 
Our mission is to provide exemplary legal services to enhance public safety and create a sense of security in the community through vigorous enforcement of the law in a just, honest, efficient, and ethical manner, and, while doing so, to treat all people in a professional, honest, and respectful manner.
The People elect the District Attorney for a four-year term of office. The staff, with the exception of the Assistant District Attorney, is selected and promoted under Civil Service Rules.
The primary responsibility of the District Attorney's Office is the prosecution of felony and misdemeanor offenses that are referred by law enforcement agencies. Specialized vertical prosecution units have been established to handle child abuse, driving under the influence cases, auto theft cases, drug cases, spousal abuse, sexual assault, and statutory rape. The office also has an NSF Bad Check Program.