The mission of the Tuolumne County District Attorney's Office is to seek justice, protect the public, ensure the rights of victims, and prevent crime through the vigorous, equitable, and ethical application of the law. Truth and justice shall guide each prosecutor exercising authority and discretion on behalf of the community.
District Attorney Laura L. Krieg
A sixth generation native to Tuolumne County, Laura L. Krieg was born and raised in Sonora, California.
Ms. Krieg graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999. She received her Juris Doctorate law degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend Indiana in 2003. Following law school, Ms. Krieg joined the firm Thelen Reid & Priest in their San Francisco office. While there, she specialized in Commercial Litigation and Construction law.
In 2005, Ms. Krieg joined the Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney. She was recognized as Deputy District Attorney of the year by the American Legion Post #58 in 2008 and 2013. In 2013, she became the Assistant District Attorney, vertically handling all of the Felony Domestic Violence cases, many Sexual Assault cases, general felony cases, as well as becoming the lead prosecutor in the office for the Tuolumne Narcotics Team and Prison Crimes.
Ms. Krieg was elected as Tuolumne County's District Attorney on June 3, 2014, and sworn into office on January 5, 2015.
In 2015, Ms. Krieg successfully prosecuted Cheryl Lucero for the homicide of Sonora resident Rick Roberts. After a four week trial, the jury convicted Lucero of first degree murder with use of a firearm. Lucero was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison. Additionally, in 2015 and in 2016, Ms. Krieg successfully filed and prosecuted Tuolumne County's first human trafficking case, as well as several sexual assault and child molest cases resulting in sex offenders being put behind bars for decades and in some cases life. Immediately after taking office, Ms. Krieg instituted the Lifer Unit in the Tuolumne County District Attorney's Office. This unit is committed to attending in person all lifer hearings where the Board of Parole is considering release of an inmate previously committed to state prison for life.
In 2015, Ms. Krieg and Tuolumne County Victim Witness Manager Ginger Martin secured federal funding to purchase a court support dog to assist victims. The dog "Ann" is used during law enforcement interviews and for support while victims testify in court. In 2016, under Ms. Krieg's leadership, the Tuolumne County District Attorney's Office was able to secure a competitive CALOES grant for advocacy for the unserved/underserved elder population in the amount of $437,500.00. Ms. Krieg revitalized the multi-disciplinary Tuolumne County Elder Abuse Task Force where multiple agencies quarterly meet to discuss and address elder issues in the community.
Ms. Krieg is a member of the California District Attorneys Association (CDAA). In 2016, Ms. Krieg was chosen by the leadership of the CDAA Legislation Committee to serve on the CDAA Legislation Committee This committee monitors all public safety legislation in the California Legislature.
Currently Ms. Krieg chairs the Tuolumne County Sexual Assault Response Team and the Tuolumne County Kids Interview Team. She also serves on the YES Partnership Executive Committee, the Tuolumne County Educational Law Committee, and the Board of Directors for the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Community Service Unit.
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