Michael A. Jacobs Law Firm Announces Jacobs’
IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Michael A. Jacobs announces his intention to run for the office of District Attorney for Orange County, California. Jacobs is a former Orange County Assistant District Attorney with nearly 30 years of experience as a prosecutor. His qualifications are those of a prosecutor, not a politician. He spent 25 of his years in office in trial units. During his career, he has worked in the Felony Panel and the Career Criminal, Sexual Assault, Narcotics/Special Assignments and Homicide units. He worked in the homicide unit for 13 years and supervised it for three years.
During his career, he tried the first Three Strikes case in the county which resulted in a life sentence. He prosecuted the first case where a driving under the influence case resulted in a second degree murder conviction, the second case for the death penalty under current death penalty laws and a serial sexual assault case. where DNA results were first introduced into evidence. in Orange County.
In 1996, he launched a review of a series of sexual assault homicides that occurred in the late 1970s. The investigation led to the arrest of an ex-Marine, Gerald Parker. His conviction on six counts of murder resulted in a death sentence. He also exonerated and released an innocent man who had been wrongfully convicted of one of the offenses and had served 16 years in prison.
After Parker was detained, Mr. Jacobs organized and secured state funding for an unsolved homicide project named TRACKRS. In 2001 he also started the Orange County Innocence Project. This involved providing OCDA forms to all state correctional facilities. The forms were intended for inmates who felt they had been wrongfully convicted. Detainees could complete and return the forms without the assistance of a lawyer.
It’s time for the new leadership of the Public Prosecutor’s Office. This is particularly necessary to deal with the current atmosphere of increased crime and violence. The district attorney should not be a position reserved for career politicians. If elected as the district attorney, he will use his experience to ensure that the district attorney’s office operates in a professional and ethical manner, focused on the prosecution of criminal offenses.
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