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District Court Probation and Community Services

Director: James M. Malcolm Jr.
   

SKAGIT COUNTY
DISTRICT COURT PROBATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
FAQ'S




What are probation’s hours?
The office is open:
Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
Closed 12:00 to 1:00 for lunch
Phone: (360) 416-1275
Fax: (360) 416-1280
email: dcpb@co.skagit.wa.us

Where is probation located?
1700 E. College Way Mount Vernon WA 98273
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Who is my probation officer?
Contact probation reception at 360-416-1275.

How do I schedule and appointment?
Contact probation reception at 360-416-1275.

How long am I on probation?
Please read your sentencing order.   The amount of time ordered will be located on those forms.  If you still have questions, please contact your probation officer.  This question will also be addressed at your initial probation meeting. 

I live in East Skagit County.  Do you provide services in East Skagit County?
Yes, we provide once a month meetings in Concrete.  To schedule a probation meeting in Concrete, contact your Probation Officer and request this service.  This is a limited service.  A good history of showing to all probation appointments previously is a requirement to use this service.  Failure to appear for meetings, hearings and other Probation matters are disqualifiers due to a very limited amount of monthly meeting time slots. 

I would like to move out of Washington.  Can I do this while on supervised probation?
Please see the following two websites for further information.
icot | interstatecompact.org
Then contact your probation officer to discuss further as each case is unique.

How can I pay my fine by credit card?

Also, Skagit County Courts of Limited Jurisdiction allow cross-court receipting.  Paying fines by mail or appearing in person at a court to pay a fine is not convenient for everyone. Many individuals don’t have checking accounts and pay only in cash, many don’t drive and some just go to the wrong court to pay tickets. In recognition of this, the Skagit County District Court developed a cross–court receipting program for all Skagit County Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. The process allows a defendant to pay his ticket at ANY Skagit County Court. This program has proven very successful for the general public and its not unusual for us to take payments for other courts, especially for those defendants who’s license have been suspended and can’t drive.

Is my court cancelled?
Contact your court or contact your attorney. 

I was never notified of a court date.  What do I do now?
Contact your court clerk, attorney and leave a message for your probation officer. 
This occurs typically when a client has moved and not provided an updated address to the court or probation.  To update your address, contact your court clerk, your attorney and use the online address update link for probation: update mailing address

I have a bench warrant.  Why?  What do I do now? 
Contact your court, attorney and leave a message for your probation officer. 

How long do I have to have an interlock device?
If you are ordered to have an interlock device, to have that removed would require a new court order.  If you feel your situation warrants a review, please contact your probation officer and/or you lawyer. 

Can I receive financial assistance for an ignition interlock?
https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/ignitioninterlock.html
https://www.dol.wa.gov/forms/500024.pdf

What is the Pre-trial Services program?


Pre-trial service programs perform a critical function in the legal system at large, but most importantly assist in mitigating the risks posed by Defendants who are released awaiting trial.

Defendants are referred to Pre-trial Supervision after being released and are held to restrictive conditions to ensure the defendant attends all future court dates and does not commit any new law violations while out of custody pending case disposition.

Defendants are to report to our office immediately after court or when released from custody. Failure to report when ordered may result in issuance of a bench warrant for their arrest.



What is the Pre-trial Services informational course?
With the influx of Defendants seeking Pre-trial services, the implementation of an informational course to better assist all parties has been created. Beginning May 14, 2021, Skagit County District Court Probation and Community Services Department will be conducting a Pre-trial Supervision Informational Course.


This course is held for clients that have been ordered to Pre-trial Supervision. Trevor Rose, Probation Officer and Marina Martinez, Probation Services Specialist will give clients the opportunity to learn more about the rules, expectations, and procedures of Pre-trial Supervision. This group meeting also allows clients to ask questions and obtain resources needed to remain in compliance per their Court Order and to remain released from custody. Please contact 360-416-1275 with any questions.

 

 

 

 

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