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Thurston County, Washington

Prosecuting Attorney

The Criminal Division is comprised of five specialized teams that receive referrals from law enforcement agencies to review for possible criminal charges. While the Prosecuting Attorney has the authority to file charges for any criminal offense in Thurston County, the office currently receives referrals only for the following:

  • All felony offenses which are alleged to have occurred anywhere in Thurston County
  • All misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenses alleged to have occurred in the unincorporated areas of Thurston County
  • All juvenile offenses (those committed by a person under the age of 18) alleged to have occurred anywhere in Thurston County
  • All traffic infractions issued by the Thurston County Sheriff's Office where the infraction is alleged to have occurred in Thurston County
  • All traffic infractions issued by any state agency, including the Washington State Patrol, where the infraction is alleged to have occurred in Thurston County
  • All misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenses alleged to have occurred within the city limits of Tumwater (pursuant to an interlocal agreement with the City of Tumwater) or¬†within the city limits of Rainier (pursuant to an interlocal agreement with the City of Rainier)