Skagit County WA District Attorney Office

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Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney 605 South 3rd Street Mount Vernon WA 98273 360-336-9460

About Skagit County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Skagit County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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