Washington District Attorneys

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Charges aren't levied against suspects automatically after an arrest. Rather, criminal charges are filed by the District Attorney ("D.A.") in the county or multi-county district where the crime allegedly occurred. In Washington State, the D.A. is referred to as the "Prosecuting Attorney," with one representing each county. Since the prosecutor's job is to convict defendants, it's not often a wise idea to speak with them on your own accord.

First of all, you don't want to reveal any of your defense strategies before the trial begins (if there's no pre-trial settlement). And while you may be offered a plea bargain, it's always a good idea to discuss any such offers with your attorney before reaching a decision. In any event, the following information and directory will help you better understand the role of the prosecutor and contact them if necessary.

Washington Attorney General's Office

While Washington District Attorneys (or rather "prosecuting attorneys") represent their corresponding county in state legal matters (mainly criminal prosecutions), the Washington Attorney General's Office represents the state as a whole in litigation matters.

Directory of Washington State Prosecuting Attorneys

Each of Washington's 39 counties is its own judicial district, with a prosecuting attorney in charge of their respective district. Learn about Washington's prosecuting attorneys and, if necessary, contact yours using the following links.

Adams County Prosecuting Attorney

Lincoln County Prosecuting Attorney

Asotin County Prosecuting Attorney

Mason County Prosecuting Attorney

Benton County Prosecuting Attorney

Okanogan County Prosecuting Attorney

Chelan County Prosecuting Attorney

Pacific County Prosecuting Attorney

Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney

Pend Oreille County Prosecuting Attorney

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney

Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney

Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney

San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney

Cowlitz County Prosecuting Attorney

Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney

Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney

Skamania County Prosecuting Attorney

Ferry County Prosecuting Attorney

Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney

Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney

Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney

Garfield County Prosecuting Attorney

Stevens County Prosecuting Attorney

Grant County Prosecuting Attorney

Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney

Grays Harbor County Prosecuting Attorney

Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney

Island County Prosecuting Attorney

Walla Walla County Prosecuting Attorney

Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney

Whatcom County Prosecuting Attorney

King County Prosecuting Attorney

Whitman County Prosecuting Attorney

Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney

Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney

Kittitas County Prosecuting Attorney

 

Klickitat County Prosecuting Attorney

 

Lewis County Prosecuting Attorney

Vancouver City Prosecutor

Note: Although we strive to provide the most current contact and website information available for the D.A. offices in this state, this information is subject to change. If you have found contact or website information that is not current, please contact us.

Reach Out to a Lawyer Before Calling the Prosecuting Attorney

Criminal charges can have devastating consequences, especially if you're convicted and sent to prison, levied steep fines, have a lengthy probation, or lose your professional license. Getting ahead of the curve can help soften the blow. Your best course of action for defending against criminal charges is to work with an experienced Washington criminal defense attorney near you.

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