Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Prosecutor: Rich Weyrich
The criminal division advises law enforcement agencies; determines whether
criminal charges should be filed; prosecutes criminal cases in District,
Juvenile and Superior Courts; prosecutes and defends criminal appeals; and
provides assistance to victims of crime.
The Superior Court
Attorneys review all reports of alleged felony criminal activity referred
by police agencies throughout Skagit County. The reports that meet
charging standards are filed in Skagit County Superior Court. Over
5716 cases are reviewed for a charging decision each year.
Office only looks at cases referred by law enforcement. If you think
you have a matter that should be prosecuted, you need to start with
the law enforcement agency in your jurisdiction. Cases referred to
the Prosecutors Office may be charged, referred back to law
enforcement for further investigation, or declined.
The District Court
Attorneys are responsible for Misdemeanor, Gross Misdemeanor, and
Infraction cases generated by the Sheriff's Office and state agencies.
Except for special circumstances, the District Court Attorneys are
not responsible for such cases generated from incorporated cities.
These cases are handled through the separate Municipal Courts.
The Domestic Violence
Unit consists of deputy prosecutors, legal assistants and a victim
advocate. A domestic violence case may proceed through either Superior
Court or District Court.
The Juvenile Court
attorney is responsible for reviewing, charging and prosecuting felony
and misdemeanor cases involving youth under the age of eighteen. This
attorney handles all cases arising throughout Skagit County. Over
1327 cases are reviewed annually. The cases that are accepted are
either charged or referred for an altenative disposition such as diversion,
risk' youth or Juvenile