District Court Division

Duties and Responsibilities

Represent the interests of the State of Washington as legal counsel in the prosecution of:

  • Adults who commit misdemeanor and criminal traffic offenses;
  • Juveniles over the age of sixteen who commit criminal traffic offenses;
  • Contested infractions;
  • Violation of conditions of probation.

Assist Law Enforcement Officers:

  • In determining probable cause for arrest of individuals;
  • Obtaining search warrants;
  • Interpreting the law and its application to particular situations or issues pertaining to case investigations.

Purpose and Benefit of  Service:

  • Providing effective prosecution of individuals committing misdemeanor criminal acts and criminal traffic offenses is aimed at holding offenders accountable for their actions, modifying their behaviors and providing a safer community.