King County WA District Attorney Office

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King County Prosecuting Attorney 516 3rd Avenue Seattle WA 98104 206-296-9067

About King County District Attorney

The King County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in King County, WA. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the King County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in King County take a lead role in multiple phases of a criminal case and exercise a great deal of discretion in how a case is handled. District Attorneys may delegate certain cases, or aspects of cases, to other attorneys in the King County DA's Office.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • King County public criminal records
  • King County Court records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Jury selection process in King County, WA
  • Grand jury proceedings
King County Criminal Records

The DA's Office maintains public records that may be available upon request. These records include King County criminal records such as arrest records, police reports, and King County Court records and filings.

Criminal Prosecutions

The King County District Attorney decides whether or not to prosecute an offender in King County, Washington. The evidence provided by the King County Police Department, King County Sheriff's Department, or other Local Law Enforcement agency, may or may not be sufficient to move a case forward, and the King County DA's Office must evaluate the strength and admissibility of the available evidence before prosecuting the offender.

King County Grand Jury

The District Attorney is responsible for presenting evidence to the King County Grand Jury, which then decides whether or not there is probable cause for criminal charges. The King County DA also determines whether to offer or accept a plea bargain.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in King County, the District Attorney, along with the King County Public Defender's Office, will select a jury. After jury selection, the District Attorney makes opening statements, presents the government's case for conviction, and makes objections to the Defense Attorney's case. If the jury convicts the individual accused of breaking Washington law, the Office of the King County DA makes recommendations for sentencing. If the jury finds the defendant not guilty, the District Attorney determines whether or not to appeal the case to a higher-level WA Court.