Pierce County WA District Attorney Office

Find Pierce 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.

Pierce County Prosecuting Attorney 930 Tacoma Avenue South Tacoma WA 98402 253-798-7792

About Pierce County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Pierce County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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