The City Attorney is elected by the people of Los Angeles to represent the City and serves as the legal adviser to the Mayor, City Council, and all City boards, departments, officers, and entities. The City Attorney prosecutes misdemeanor criminal offenses and infractions occurring in the City, including domestic violence, child abuse, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, theft, and assaults. The City Attorney’s Office also provides resources for victims of crime and administers a number of citywide crime prevention initiatives focused on preserving the quality of life throughout our neighborhoods.” (City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Services) For more information about this office go to: