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
Ryan A. Carty
Trevor O. Flike
Deborah Olin
Joyce Crawford
Assistant District Attorneys
William H. Hogencamp

Phlip O. Williams
Forensic Social Worker

Latest News and Announcements

  • Eleven Defendants Convicted in County Court      District Attorney Paul Czajka has announced that eleven (11) defendants were convicted by plea of felony charges in Columbia County Court on January 20, 2017.     Kevin Shook was convicted of ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2017, 9:07 AM by Lisa Bleau
  • Two Defendants Sentenced in County Court     District Attorney Paul Czajka announced today that Christopher Urtz was sentenced by Hon. Jonathan D. Nichols on November 9, 2016 in the Columbia County Court to four (4) to twelve ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2016, 12:51 PM by Lisa Bleau
  • Jury Convicts Hudson Man of Felony Narcotics Possession       District Attorney Paul Czajka has announced that a jury in the trial of People v. Damian Hernandez found the defendant guilty on Thursday, October 27, 2016, of Criminal Possession of ...
    Posted Oct 28, 2016, 9:36 AM by Lisa Bleau
  • Conviction for Man Possessing Sexual Performances by Children       District Attorney Paul Czajka has announced that a jury in the trial of People v. Christopher Urtz returned a guilty verdict on Monday, August 22, 2016, of four (4) counts ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2016, 11:53 AM by Lisa Bleau
  • Jury Convicts Identity Thief           Thieves have always worked hard to develop new means to steal. As many Columbia County residents have learned, the internet provides many new such opportunities.          In September of 2014, a ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2016, 6:30 AM by Lisa Bleau
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