District and Municipal Court Division

The District and Municipal Court Division handles pre-charging work, charging and disposition, and appeals for all cases identified at the outset as infractions, misdemeanors or gross misdemeanors. The division covers the four Kitsap County District Courts located in Port Orchard, and the Municipal Courts of the Cities of Bainbridge Island and Port Orchard. Partnerships with Port Orchard and Bainbridge Island enable the Prosecutor's Office to prosecute all cases filed in their Municipal Courts. Because of the large number of out-of-custody referrals received by the District and Municipal Court Division, emphasis is placed on reviewing each referral as soon as possible so the matter can either be charged, further investigation requested or declined. When a matter is charged, a plea recommendation is contemporaneously generated so the parties can begin negotiations to either quickly reach a pre-trial disposition or have the matter set for trial.