District Attorney

COVID – 19 UPDATE 

 The Livingston County District Attorney’s Office remains open and is operating within the confines of the restrictions imposed by Federal, State and County officials.  Our physical location at the Livingston County Courthouse is closed to visitors at this time, however, if you need to contact the District Attorney’s Office regarding a non-emergency matter, it is recommended that you e-mail the office at lcda@co.livingston.ny.us.  The office can also be reached on a limited basis at (585)243-7020 as there is limited staff on site at this time.  If you are the victim of a crime, please continue to reach out to the prosecutor who is currently handling your case. 

Pending Criminal Matters 

 New York State Courts through Livingston County are currently closed and only hearing emergency matters.  Criminal Courts will only hear arraignments on criminal matters and preliminary hearings on felonies.  This includes County, Town and Village Courts.  It is anticipated that these closures will last until on or after April 30, 2020 for most matters.  If you are a defendant and have a pending criminal charge, please contact your attorney for guidance and information. 

Traffic Infractions 

 Our courts are not conducting traffic arraignments at this time and most, if not all, traffic infractions are being made returnable on or after May 1, 2020.  If you wish to be considered for a reduction of your traffic ticket please visit the following link: 

https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1045/Traffic-Ticket-Reduction 

If you wish to enroll in the Livingston County District Attorney’s Traffic Diversion Program, please visit the following link: 

https://www.livingstoncounty.us/195/Traffic-Diversion-Program 

Questions on traffic matters can also directed to lcda@co.livingston.ny.us 

On behalf of District Attorney Gregory J. McCaffrey and the entire staff of the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office, please stay safe and healthy and rest assured that we remain committed to prosecuting the crimes and violations of this community even in these trying times. 


The District Attorney prosecutes all offenses recognized by the courts of the county. He must also:
  • Advise and assist police in any case in which they seek his help
  • Prepare information requested by the police
  • Appear in court for preliminary hearings
  • Present cases to the grand jury
  • Try cases when a trial is demanded
  • Handle appeals from criminal proceedings in any court
  • Advise town and village justices
The District Attorney has the authority to appoint assistant district attorneys, paralegal assistants, and secretarial and clerical assistants.

The Office of the Livingston County District Attorney does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and age in the delivery of services to victims of crime.