State of Colorado District Attorney - 21st Judicial District

Daniel P. Rubinstein
District Attorney

(970) 244-1730

Daniel Rubinstein - District Attorney

MISSION STATEMENT:  In partnership with the community we serve, the 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office is dedicated to the pursuit of justice, the protection of victims and the prevention of crime.



Ethics: We hold ourselves to the highest standard of integrity, and personal and professional conduct.

Pursuit of Justice: We will have compassion and empathy for the victims of crime and their families. We will protect our community and promote lawful behavior, by making informed decisions in prosecuting offenders.

Community Partnership: We are committed to understanding and improving our community and acknowledge that, as employees of the District Attorney, we are also members of the community and we embrace this motto, “THE NOBLEST MOTIVE IS THE PUBLIC GOOD.”

Teamwork: We acknowledge we are a part of a public safety team, and advocate for, and support the building of, strong partnerships for the purpose of achieving the highest level of public safety for those we serve.

Description of Duties

  • Prosecuting criminal cases
  • Prosecuting civil forfeiture cases
  • Providing victim services
  • Advising law enforcement in preparation of affidavits
  • Administering victim's compensation programs
  • Prosecuting and diverting juvenile cases
  • Administering the domestic violence program
  • Representing the State of Colorado at inquests
  • Appearing before and advising the Grand Jury


  • To obtain a speedy and just resolution of criminal cases
  • To ensure that victim's constitutional rights are being enforced
  • To promote the safety of the community through aggressive prosecution of violent and repeat offenders

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The District Attorney's Office for the 21st Judicial District strictly prohibits any discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

Structure of the District Attorney's Office 21st Judicial District of Colorado

  • District Attorney Daniel P. Rubinstein
  • Assistant District Attorney Rich Tuttle
  • Director of Support Services 
  • Chief Deputy District Attorneys (6)
  • Deputy District Attorneys (21)
  • Chief Investigator
  • Senior Investigators (4)
  • Victim Services Coordinator
  • Victim Services Specialist (4)
  • DVRT Coordinator 
  • Victim Compensation / VALE Coordinator
  • Restitution Coordinator
  • Facility Dog Handler 
  • Juvenile Diversion Director
  • Juvenile Diversion Coordinators (3)
  • Managing Paralegal 
  • Paralegals (6)
  • Fiscal Administrator 
  • Support Staff (20)