Consumer & Environmental Protection

Responsibilities

The District Attorney is responsible for enforcing laws designed to protect consumers and the environment. As such, the District Attorney’s Consumer and Environmental Protection Division has six allocated positions, consisting of three attorneys, one investigator, one paralegal and one legal secretary.

Law Focus

The focus of this division is to enforce civil and criminal laws related to:

  • Deceptive Advertising
  • Fish and Game
  • Hillside Regulations
  • Soil Erosion
  • Unfair Competition
  • Other Environmental Protection Laws

The unit can enforce against anyone who does business in Napa County including stores, mail order, internet and media advertisers. The unit continues with its collaborative prosecution program both with County Counsel to enforce violations of the Napa County Code and with other district attorney offices in the state to enforce violations of laws relating to deceptive advertising and unfair competition.