Mission Statement of the Office of District Attorney

The mission of the District Attorney's Office is to seek justice by ensuring that victim's rights and the public's safety are our number one priority through the fair, vigorous and efficient District 13 Sheildenforcement of the criminal laws. In seeking justice, we shall also vigorously safeguard the rights and reputations of the innocent.

Our mission requires the highest degree of integrity and professionalism as we strive to earn and hold the respect of the communities in which we serve. As we work as advocates in the criminal justice system, we shall be ever mindful that we also work in the People's justice system. We shall therefore highly resolve to minimize the impact of crime on victims, witnesses, and their families. We shall help victims overcome the effects of crime, navigate our system of justice, and support successful prosecutions.

The goal of this website is to make the information and services provided by the District Attorney's Office and the criminal justice system available to the public. Please take the time to search each page and explore all the information provided. Should you have any questions, we have also included details on how you may contact our office.

Your District Attorney

District Attorney Jon DavidDistrict Attorney, Jon David grew up in Gainesville, Florida. He attended college at Florida State University, where he graduated with an honors degree in Criminology. He received his law degree from the University of Florida’s College of Law, and served as chairman of moot court. Upon graduation, Jon worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami and later became a prosecutor in Wilmington, NC. During his entire career, Jon has personally tried over 100 cases to verdict including some of the biggest cases in this area. In addition to being a prosecutor, Jon served as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Jon and his wife Amy recently welcomed the birth of their first child, Tyson. Jon’s hobbies include international travel and competing in triathlons.

The Newest Member of the District Attorneys Staff

FISHER is a certified crisis response and assistance dog (not a therapy dog) and the newest member of the District Attorney's staff in Prosecutorial District 13. He has over 600https://paws4people.org/wp-content/uploads/IMG_1373.jpg hours of training, including spending time at a puppy development center to learn minimal commands, in a prison to continue learning basic commands and socializing, and on the campus of UNC Wilmington to continue his socialization skills and training. FISHER has been paired with Karen "Kaitlyn" Richards Toole, an Assistant District Attorney in our office, since February 2017. His main job functions are to alert to and assist with anxiety, stress, panic attacks and PTSD triggers in Karen's clients. FISHER has primarly assisted Kaitlyn with with victims of sexual trauma, especially during depositions and testimonies in and out of the courtroom.

To learn more about FISHER and this new program at the District Attorney's Office, please read the North Brunswick Magazine article below.

To help FISHER, Kaitlyn, and this new program, please donate to the GoFundMe page below, or donate directly to the paws4people foundation in Kaitlyn and FISHER's name (link also found below).