The Prosecuting Attorney is an elected
position, partisan, 4-year term. Duties are established by state
constitution and statutes.
MISSION: To motivate compliance with
and respect for the law by punishing law violations, facilitating
restitution and encouraging rehabilitation, while providing sound legal
advice and representation to the various county agencies.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY INCLUDE:
Violation of state statutes involving misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors
committed by adults or criminal traffic violations by juveniles 16 and
over; representation of the state’s interest at involuntary commitment
hearings relating to alcohol abuse.
Violation of state statutes involving felonies committed by adults, and
all crimes committed by juveniles; representation of the state’s interest
at involuntary mental commitment hearings; civil practice includes
paternity establishment, enforcement of child support orders, tort
actions, and defense of lawsuits brought against the county.
Handle appeals of lower court decisions to the Court of Appeals,
Washington State Supreme Court, and potentially to the United States
LEGAL ADVISOR to all
county departments including the county commissioners.
CRIME VICTIM ASSISTANCE:
Assist victims of crime with restitution recoupment process, as a legal
advocate facilitating prosecution and as a referral source for community
Special assistance for victims
of sexual assault and domestic violence.
237 Fourth Avenue N.
Okanogan, WA 98840
Telephones: (509) 422-7280
TTY/Voice Use: 1 800 833-6388