Our office will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday November 27th and Friday November 28th. We will resume normal hours on Monday, December 1, 2014.

Welcome To The District Attorney's Office

Thank you for visiting the Office of the District Attorney for Deschutes County website. District Attorney Patrick J. Flaherty and his dedicated attorneys and staff are committed to keeping our community a safe place to live. The office serves the citizens of Deschutes County, working to reduce crime, protect innocent victims, and enhance the lives of district residents.

The District Attorney’s Office continues in its mission to efficiently and effectively seek justice, for the safety and well-being of our community.

Press Release
This afternoon defendant William Paul Cisneros was found unanimously guilty by a jury of his peers after a four day trial, of Rape in the First Degree (Class A Felony), four counts of Sodomy in the First Degree (Class A Felony), two counts of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree (Class A Felony), two counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree (Class B Felony), and one count of Luring a Minor (Class C Felony). The defendant showed no remorse for the rape and...
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Press Release
Defendant Gary Kent Peterson was convicted of Robbery in the Third Degree and Theft in the Second Degree after a trial on August 19, 2014, for the robbery of a local bank on June 16, 2014. Deputy District Attorney Kandy Gies prosecuted the case with the assistance of the Bend Police Department, the Stayton Police Department and employees of the bank...
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Press Release
Today, Luke Wirkkala was convicted for the murder of David Ryder. The jury was attentive and spent nine days listening to the testimony at trial and receiving exhibits. The jury applied the facts to the law and the defendant was convicted.
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