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James P. Hagarty

James P. Hagarty

Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney

Welcome to the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney’s web site. As the county’s attorney, the Prosecutor prosecutes all criminal matters for Yakima County and for the State of Washington in District Court, Juvenile Court, Superior Court, Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Washington. The Prosecutor also has the responsibility to serve as legal advisor to county departments and officials, and represents the County in lawsuits brought by or against the County in all federal and state courts and administrative agencies. The Prosecutor’s duties also extend to enforcing court orders and pursuing legal actions to collect child support payments from absent parents, including the use of criminal nonsupport and paternity actions. On this site you will find information about the office and its mission. I hope you find it useful and informative.

"The responsibility of a public prosecutor differs from that of the usual advocate; his duty is to seek justice, not merely to convict."

ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility

Our Mission:
The mission of the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney is to equitably and judiciously represent the interests of the people of Yakima County and the State of Washington in the prosecution of criminal matters; to provide advocacy services for victims; to render legal counsel to County elected and appointed officials; to represent and defend the County in civil proceedings; and to represent the interests of the State and children by establishing and enforcing child support issues.

Featured in Our Website:

Press Release: Click here for the press release regarding Harper case, issued on October 11, 2012. (Updated October 15, 2012)

Press Release: Click here for the press release regarding the shooting on July 31, 2009, in Yakima. (Updated March 2, 2012)

Press Release: Click here for the press release regarding the officer-involved shooting on May 18, 2011, in Selah. (Updated January 19, 2012)

Updated Bail Schedules:The final lists of offenses for Washington State are now available in our WA Laws section. (Updated October 20, 2011)

Press Release: Click here for the press release regarding the officer-involved shooting on April 30, 2011, in Sunnyside. (Updated September 19, 2011)

Press Release: Click here for our press release regarding the officer-involved shooting on May 20, 2011, in Yakima. (Updated August 10, 2011)

Discovery Procedures: Our office sends all discovery in criminal cases electronically. Click here for more information. (Updated July 16, 2011)

New Illegal Drug: Spice, a type of synthetic marijuana, is now a controlled substance. Click here for more information. (Added January 28, 2011)

3/10ths Tax Update

See how the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney's Office and other law enforcement agencies in Yakima County are using their shares of the 3/10ths of a penny that Yakima County voters approved for law enforcement.




If you have questions about the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, please send a message to
Prosecuting.Attorney@co.yakima.wa.us

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Public Disclosure Requests should be directed to:
Stormy Miller
Corporate Counsel Division
Yakima County Courthouse, Room 211
128 N. Second Street
Yakima WA 98901

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Updated December 14, 2012