Town of Ramapo Supervisor Arrested

District Attorney Zugibe, U.S. Attorney Bharara Announce Criminal Charges Against Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence. [READ MORE]

25 Arrested In Unemployment Fraud Crackdown

District Attorney Zugibe: The alleged cheaters lived in the Dominican Republic, but collected New York State unemployment payments topping $160,000 without looking for work. Lean more by clicking here.

Prescription Painkillers Kill...

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara unveil a prescription drug abuse prevention public service message.

D.A. Zugibe Touts New Domestic Violence Program

District Attorney Zugibe, joined by County Executive Ed Day, New York State Senator William Larkin and Haverstraw Supervisor Howard Phillips, discuss the extraordinary success of a unique domestic violence victim assistance pilot program, designed to ensure victims ongoing support and a meaningful role in the criminal justice system. Learn more here.

Expanding Rockland County's Drug Court

District Attorney Zugibe, joined by Congresswoman Nita Lowey, announce $200,000 in federal funds to expand the county's drug court to include individuals convicted of drunk driving (DWI).

Seek Justice. Serve Justice. Do Justice.

Our MissionOfficial seal of the District Attorney

The employees of the Rockland County District Attorney, in partnership with the community we serve, are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, justice and protection of the innocent and the prevention of crime through the vigorous and ethical prosecution of those who violate the law.

What We Do

The District Attorney's Office prosecutes on behalf of the people of Rockland County, all individuals, both adult and juvenile, accused of felonies, misdemeanors, and infractions occurring within the County. Additionally, highly trained and experienced members of the District Attorney's Office provide services to victims and witnesses of crime, including crisis counseling, orientation to the criminal justice system and community referrals.

Our Goals

  • To help improve the quality of life for all residents of Rockland County
  • To employ individuals of character and courage who are dedicated to justice for Rockland County
  • To assist law enforcement agencies in the prosecution of criminal cases
  • To provide assistance to those who have been victimized by crime
  • To ensure that the public is kept informed of the work done by the Rockland County District Attorney's Office
  • To promote the interests of the people in the criminal justice system, as mandated by New York State law and the Constitution of the United States
  • To further the success of crime intervention and prevention efforts in Rockland County

Recent Press Releases

Oct 11, 2017 Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Brandyn Johnston (DOB 01/27/93) of 23 Birch Drive, Pomona, New York was arraigned on an eight-count indictment charging him with Two counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, class "A" Felonies; Three counts of Burglary...[More]
Oct 06, 2017 Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Matthew Sindone, (DOB 06/13/93) of 73 Church Street, Apartment 1, Nanuet, New York pled guilty to one count of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, a class "B" Felony relating to the deaths of Neil Block and his wife Aline Block of...[More]
Sep 20, 2017 Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Jonathan Elwell (DOB 11/26/81) of 127 Parkside Drive, Suffern, New York was convicted after a jury trial of One count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class "D" Felony, Two counts of Vehicular Assault in the Second Degree,...[More]
Sep 13, 2017 Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Vital Vasquez-Paredez of 12 Lincoln Street, Spring Valley, New York was sentenced to ten years in state prison and ten years post release supervision on his guilty plea to one count of Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in...[More]
Sep 06, 2017 Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that the owner of Nyack Taxi and A-One Transportation, along with three employees, were arraigned on several indictments alleging the bilking of thousands of taxpayer dollars. ...[More]

Spirit of Rockland, Special Victims Unit

Located on the campus of Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, the Special Victims Center provides proper care and support to crime victims with special needs. By partnering prosecutors, law enforcement, advocacy, medical and mental health and social service agencies in one, secure location, victims are assured that all available resources are brought to bear against the offenders responsible for the heinous crimes.

Last year, 73 adult victims and 82 children were referred to the "Spirit of Rockland" Special Victims Center in Suffern. Watch our video and learn how Rockland County has strengthened prosecutions against offenders and set a new standard for the treatment of our most sensitive and vulnerable victims.