The Mason County District Court is a Court of Limited Jurisdiction created by the Washington State Legislature in 1961. Mason County District Court consists of 1 (one) judge, elected for four years, one Administrator and 7 full time support staff.
The Mason County District Court has jurisdiction over criminal, infraction, small claims, civil and miscellaneous cases.
Criminal misdemeanor cases carry a maximum penalty of up to 90 days in jail and a $ 1,000 fine. Criminal gross misdemeanor cases carry a maximum penalty of up to 1 year in jail and a $ 5,000 fine. Some examples of criminal cases heard by the Court are:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Domestic Violence Assault
- Driving While license Suspended (DWLS)