Heather L. Adams

District Attorney 

Office of the District Attorney 
 50 North Duke Street, 6th Floor
 Lancaster, PA 17608

 Phone: 717-299-8100
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 Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


The Lancaster County Office of the District Attorney is dedicated to achieving justice and protecting the safety of our community. We thoroughly investigate, and prosecute aggressively, but fairly, criminal activity in Lancaster County. We zealously work to bring justice and preserve the rights of crime victims. 

Our goal is to keep Lancaster County safe by working in acquiesce with the many law-enforcement departments within the county. In court, we seek appropriate punishment for those who perpetrate crimes, keeping the victims and safety of the public at the forefront of our efforts.

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We have 28 attorneys who litigate criminal matters, including felony and misdemeanor cases, along with appeals of criminal and summary convictions. 


Fourteen veteran investigators make up the detectives unit, which assist police across the county in major-crime investigations, and conduct independent investigations of various crimes, including police misconduct cases.

Drug Task Force

A group of seasoned detectives focused on drug-trafficking in Lancaster County. Operations include undercover details and work with informants.

Computer Forensic Unit

A staff of trained investigators that conduct online investigations, along with analysis of technological evidence in cases of all sorts.

Victim/Witness Advocates

Trained professionals who serve as liaisons to victims and witnesses in crimes of all sorts.