The Prosecuting Attorney is the lawyer for the people of Benton County.
Prosecuting Attorney, Andy Miller
The main responsibility of the Prosecutor is to enforce criminal laws and work for the victims of crime. This includes ordering restitution for the victim, informing the victim of court dates, and acting as an advocate for the victim at trial and sentencing.
The prosecuting attorney also acts as legal counsel to the other county departments, operates a risk management program for Benton County, assists in certain child support cases, and performs a number of other duties.
Deputy prosecutors are appointed by the prosecutor to help perform the duties of the Prosecutor. The Prosecutor and deputies must have passed the Washington State Bar Association