Kitsap County WA District Attorney Office

Find Kitsap County, Washington district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.

Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney 614 Division Street Port Orchard WA 98366 360-337-7174

About Kitsap County District Attorney

The Kitsap County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Kitsap County, WA. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Kitsap County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Kitsap 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 Kitsap County DA's Office.

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Kitsap County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Kitsap County, the District Attorney, along with the Kitsap 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 Kitsap 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.