City of Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, Washington, Whidbey Island's Premier Waterfront Community

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865 SE Barrington Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Phone: 360-279-4500
Fax: 360-279-4507
info@oakharbor.org

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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: When can I talk to the prosecutor about my case?

A: If you are charged with a crime in Municipal Court, the prosecutor will meet with you at the pretrial hearing. The prosecutor is not present at the arraignment hearing. At the pretrial, you and/or your attorney will have the opportunity to meet privately with the Prosecutor in hopes of resolving the case without a trial. If that cannot be done, then you can proceed to either a trial by jury or a bench trial at a subsequent hearing.

Q: Can the City Attorney advise me on civil matters?

A: No. The City Attorney is the attorney for the government of the City of Oak Harbor, not all its citizens. Private legal matters should be directed to civil practice attorneys. They are listed under specific practice areas under "attorneys" in the yellow page section of the phone book.

Q: Where is the Oak Harbor Municipal Court located?

A: 800 SE 8th Avenue, Oak Harbor, WA 98277.
Phone Number: (360) 675-5988
Fax Number: (360) 675-8231

Q: Does the City Attorney's office provide Notary Services to the public?

A: No. Many financial institutions and other businesses, however, provide Notary Services for a fee.

Q: As a defendant, am I entitled to a copy of the police report? As a victim?

A: Defendants are generally given a copy of the police report at the pretrial hearing. If they have obtained legal counsel prior to the pretrial, their attorney will receive discovery once the City Attorney's office has received their Notice of Appearance.

Victims may obtain a copy of the report by contacting the Oak Harbor Police Department Records Division at (360) 279-4608. You may need to fill out a Request for Records Service form.

Q: What should I do if there is a warrant for my arrest?

A: You must report to the Oak Harbor Municipal Court, 800 SE 8th Avenue, Oak Harbor, Washington. If it is your first warrant, you may pay the $75 warrant fee to the Court Clerk and the Court will usually reschedule your court dates. If it is your second warrant or more, you must appear at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday and appear before the Judge to get the matter resolved.

Q: How can I find out when a case is scheduled for Court?

A: Call the Oak Harbor Municipal Court at (360) 675-5988.

Q: I received a subpoena. Do I have to come to court?

A: Yes. Failure to appear in court in response to a subpoena may result in a warrant for your arrest. The court may send a law enforcement officer to arrest you if you do not appear.

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