District Attorney

Pier Hess GrafTo our citizens of Lebanon County,

The Office of the District Attorney exists to ensure the safety of our community.  We handle over 2400 cases per year.  In every prosecution, my Office fights to protect those who cannot otherwise protect themselves.  Ensuring violent, heinous criminals receive severe consequences for their criminal actions remains our highest priority.

 
The County of Lebanon funds our Office.  To reduce the financial burden on our County, we applied for and received monetary grants at both the State and Federal level.  These grants fund programs, victim services, and employee salaries.
 
When appropriate, we utilize diversionary programs such as A.R.D., Bad Check Program, Veterans’ Court, and D.U.I. Court.  These programs focus on treatment for the offender, and give outcomes other than jail if the individual completes the necessary requirements.  In many cases, however, the offender’s conduct and the criminal charges warrant incarceration.  Our Office takes the responsibilities inherent to our jobs seriously; we fight for serious punishments when warranted.
 
Being born and raised in Lebanon County, I feel a deep connection with, and responsibility to, our community.  I personally handle cases such as homicides, robberies, and serious child abuse.  As a prosecutor, we are trained and taught to do ‘the right thing for the right reasons.’  Every day both myself and my Office fight to do so.  It is both an honor and a humbling privilege to serve each of you in this capacity.
Respectfully,
 
Pier Hess Graf
District Attorney of Lebanon County
 
 

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
The District Attorney and the County Detectives are available for emergency assistance 7 days a week 24 hours a day to assist police.

Emergency Contact:
Emergency Assistance is available through Lebanon County Emergency Management Agency (717) 272-2054 or 911.

Contact Us

 

OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY
COUNTY OF LEBANON
 
400 S 8TH STREET
ROOM 11
LEBANON, PA 17042
DA OFFICE – 717 – 228 – 4403
DA FAX – 717 – 272- 0839
VICTIM WITNESS – 717 -228 – 4412
VW FAX -717 – 228 - 4468
 
 
PIER HESS GRAF                                                 JONATHAN HESS
DISTRICT ATTORNEY                                       CHIEF COUNTY DETECTIVE
 
NICHOLE EISENHART                                       BETH HOCH
FIRST ASSISTANT DA                                       VCTIM WITNESS COORDINATOR