Equal Justice for All Segments of Society.
David Lopez Ret. Criminal Prosecutor
Since 1989, Prosecuted Hundreds of Serious and/or Violent Felonies, Murder, Sexual Assault, Physical and Sexual Child Abuse, White Collar Crime
100% Conviction Rate on all Felonies (including Serious and/or Violent Felonies) against Criminals taken to Trial
Assigned to Abolish Chronic Truancy Program. Shifting Focus from Prosecution/Incarceration toward Parental Education
Implemented the Voter Approved Proposition 36 in the Superior Court
Former Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County 1986-1989
Graduate of The University of California, Riverside (Dean's List) and The University of San Diego, School of Law
- Law Enforcement
- Fire Fighters
- Elected Officials
I believe my background and experience make me uniquely qualified to serve as a Judicial Officer. I am a graduate of the University of California, Riverside, and the University of San Diego, School of Law. I have been an attorney for 32 years and fortunate to have had the opportunity to work both as a Defense lawyer for the first part of my career, and as a prosecutor during the past 28 years.
As a Public Defender from 1986 to 1989, I handled all aspects of criminal defense and conducted approximately 40 to 60 jury trials. As a Deputy District Attorney for the past 29 years, I have worked in a variety of settings and have conducted approximately 100 jury trials (most involving serious and/or violent felonies) with a 100% conviction rate on all felonies. I have been assigned to key specialized prosecution units, including the Sex Crimes Unit, specializing in Adult and Child Assault and Molestations; worked with the Auto Insurance Fraud Division, specializing in major fraud perpetrated by doctors, lawyers, and other white collar offenders; and was responsible for implementing the voter-approved Proposition 36 in the Superior Court, for minor, non-violent drug offenders.
Although punishment is a deterrent to crime, I am a firm believer in education, early intervention, and diversion strategies. For six years, I was assigned to the Abolish Chronic Truancy Program (A.C.T.), an innovative crime prevention program that gained National and International attention in shifting the focus from prosecution and incarceration toward parental education and responsibility in reducing school truancy. A failed school experience is the major precursor to crime.
Judge Arthur Harrison- Bias. Unfair. Unjust.
San Bernardino County Families, Children and Victims Affected by Biased Judge.
“You're destroying a loving and caring father by this evil wrong decision and it's time for you to get out the court room before you destroy another father and son life.” - Gigi
"This Judge needs to go back to the criminal division and leave family law. He is the worse family law judge I have seen. Attorneys in the family court house are papering him and avoiding having cases heard in his court room. He makes racist and derogatory and rude comments about minorities. He is gender bias and favors with female who put on the act that they are helpless lambs when they are the problem." -Litigant
"My child SUFFERS for your indecisiveness and lack of mercy and common sense.” -92awifey
"Judge Harrison, made a life changing ruling that adversely affected the developmental progress of the severely disabled child in this case." -Hbsher
Victim Pleads with Harrison:
"San Bernardino County Judge Arthur Harrison agreed to the plea despite objections from the victims and their families. The father of Whitehurst's child, who was 16 at the time, asked Harrison to reject the deal, saying he had been subject to manipulation and countless sexual assaults."
"The judge, despite saying Whitehurst "grossly violated her duty as a teacher," allowed the plea to stand and sentenced her to a year in jail and five years' probation.
He warned her that she would spend more than six years in prison if she violated any terms of her probation.
The boy's mother said the punishment did not fit the crime. Heather Cullen, an attorney for the family, said prosecutors never explained to her young client that he could object to such a plea."