Prosecutor’s Office

Dolly N. Hunt
Prosecuting Attorney~Coroner

Dolly N. Hunt
Prosecuting Attorney

The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office prosecutes criminal matters occurring within Pend Oreille County, serves as legal adviser to the County Commissioners and other elected officials, represents the County in civil cases, enforces child-support orders, and serves as ex-officio coroner.

The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is headed by Dolly N. Hunt, the elected Prosecuting Attorney for Pend Oreille County, and is staffed by four Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys and five support staff.

Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Dolly N. HuntElected Prosecuting Attorney and Coroner

CRIMINAL PROSECUTION – The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office prosecutes all felony and misdemeanor crimes committed by adults and juveniles within the County, except for misdemeanor crimes committed within the city limits of Newport.  The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office provides legal advice and support to the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies within the County to assist them in the investigation of alleged criminal activity.  The attorneys of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office represent the County and the State of Washington at all phases of the criminal litigation process from initial appearances, plea negotiation, pretrial hearings, trials, sentencing hearings, and appeals.

CIVIL – The Prosecuting Attorney serves as legal counsel for Pend Oreille County elected officials, department heads, and County agencies by providing legal advice and representing the County in lawsuits.  The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office does not give legal advice to the public on matters which private attorney’s handle, for example, divorce, landlord/tenant issues, property boundary disputes, contracts, etc.

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT – The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, under contract with the State of Washington, takes judicial action to establish paternity, to set or modify child support, and to enforce child-support orders against non-paying parents.

Coroner’s Office

Dolly N. HuntCoroner

As County Coroner, the Prosecuting Attorney is responsible for investigating and certifying the cause of death in those cases where death is sudden, unexpected, or the result of an accident or unlawful means.  In carrying out this responsibility the Prosecutor/Coroner coordinates with law enforcement and medical professionals, including the regional medical examiner.

FAMILY CRISIS NETWORK

(Formerly Pend Oreille Crime Victim Services)

Office (509) 447-2274

24 Hour Help Line (509) 447-5483

For Confidential Information Shelter, Support, Counseling

CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION PROGRAM

Department of Labor and Industries

PO Box 44520

Olympia, WA  98504-4520

www.Lni.wa.gov/crimevictims

Phone (360) 902-5355 or 1(800) 762-3716

Fax (360) 902-5333

VICTIM’S RIGHTS IN WASHINGTON STATE

Crime Victims Bill of Rights

In addition, child victims have additional rights provided by the following.

Child Victims Bill of Rights

VINELINK

(877) 846-3492

www.VINELINK.com

Washington Statewide Victim Information and Notification Service

Contact us

HALL OF JUSTICE

229 S. Garden Ave./P.O. Box 5070
Newport, WA 99156-5070
Ph. (509) 447-4414 / Fax (509) 447-0235


Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.