As then United States Attorney General Robert H. Jackson once suggested, "The prosecutor has more control over life, liberty, and reputation than any other person in America."  It is therefore of critical importance that we strive to emulate the good prosecutor he described: "The qualities of a good prosecutor are as elusive and as impossible to define as those which mark a gentleman. And those who need to be told would not understand it anyway. A sensitiveness to fair play and sportsmanship is perhaps the best protection against the abuse of power, and the citizen’s safety lies in the prosecutor who tempers zeal with human kindness, who seeks truth and not victims, who serves the law and not factional purposes, and who approaches his task with humility." 
   Paul Czajka
District Attorney

James A. Carlucci
Carl G. Whitbeck, Jr.
Lynelle Hopkins
Shane A. Zoni
Ryan A. Carty
Pamela J. Joern
Trevor O. Flike
Assistant District Attorneys
William H. Hogencamp

Phlip O. Williams
Forensic Social Worker

Latest News and Announcements

  • Dog Killer Convicted           District Attorney Paul Czajka announced today that Linda DeRosa has been convicted of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, a Felony.           Appearing in Columbia County Court on September 2, 2015, DeRosa pleaded ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2016, 9:06 AM by Lisa Bleau
  • Burglars and Robbers Sentenced District Attorney Paul Czajka announced today that Hon. Richard M. Koweek sentenced Michael Cristaldi to three and one-half (3 1/2) years with New York State Department of Corrections ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2015, 1:31 PM by Lisa Bleau
  • Former Minister Arraigned for Larceny             District Attorney Paul Czajka announced today that Honorable Richard M. Koweek unsealed a Grand Jury Indictment in Columbia County Court on Thursday, April 30, 2015, and arraigned a former minister ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2015, 1:08 PM by Lisa Bleau
  • Man Convicted of Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs           District Attorney Paul Czajka is pleased to announce that a jury in the trial of People v. Corey Delisle found the defendant guilty on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, of Driving ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2015, 9:39 AM by Lisa Bleau
  • David "Butch" W. Harrison, Sr.                     David “Butch” W. Harrison, Sr. of Ghent, N.Y., 74 died on December 20th, 2014 surrounded by his wife June L.“Judy” Harrison (McComb) of 56 years and family.            Butch ...
    Posted Dec 23, 2014, 8:53 AM by Lisa Bleau
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