Jeff McCarty, Deputy Prosecutor
1013 Franklin Street
PO Box 5000
Vancouver WA 98666-5000
(360) 397-2261 (Phone)
(360) 397-2496 (FAX)
This unit prosecutes crimes classified as misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors charged as violations of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and the Clark County Code. Prosecutors assigned to this unit, due to the volume and nature of the cases, have contact with a large and diverse segment of the community. Limited resources dictate that first priority be given to prosecution of criminal traffic offenses which endanger the public and crimes in which the victim was physically injured.
It is recognized that crimes involving property loss and damage significantly impact the community, so a priority is also given to these cases. Ultimately, an effort is made in every case to reach a resolution commensurate with the crime, the individual involved, and prevailing community standards. Penalties may include incarceration, restitution, financial penalties, and probation supervision. The jail sentence may not exceed one year and the fine may not exceed $5,000. In some cases probation can be for up to five years. The goal is to protect the community by enforcement of traffic and nontraffic laws in a fair and consistent manner.