Skamania County WA District Attorney Office

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Skamania County Prosecuting Attorney PO Box 790 Stevenson WA 98648 509-427-3790

About Skamania County District Attorney

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

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

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

Criminal Prosecutions

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

Skamania County Grand Jury

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

Jury Selections & Sentencing

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