Serving the citizens of Clear Creek, Eagle, Summit and Lake Counties



Bruce Brown has served as the elected District Attorney for the Fifth Judicial District since 2013. During his tenure, Brown has been dedicated to victims’ services and a renewed focus on juvenile diversion, emphasizing principles of restorative justice and crime prevention.

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Mission StatementThe Office of the District will strive to always:

  • Do the Right Thing
  • To the Right People
  • At the Right Time
  • For the Right Reasons

DA5 News

Eagle Woman Pleads Guilty to Welfare Fraud, Ordered to Four Years Probation and Nearly $21K in Paid Restitution

November 21, 2017 • Press Releases

EAGLE, COLORADO – Nancy Chairez-Hernandez, 33, from Eagle, CO, pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday, November 20, 2017, on a Class 6 Felony theft charge after she admitted to welfare fraud in Eagle County. Defendant Chairez-Hernandez fraudulently applied for Medicaid for herself and household members from May 2012 to January 2017 but failed to disclose […]

District Attorney Investigating Allegations of Sexual Harassment in Lake County

November 8, 2017 • Press Releases

Contact: Bruce Brown, District Attorney C: (303) 810-5557 The District Attorney of the Fifth Judicial District, which includes Lake County, has an ongoing investigation of alleged sexual harassment actions occurring within the Lake County Sheriff’s office. A complaint was received in early October 2017 causing the initiation of this investigation. The District Attorney’s office […]

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