District Courts have jurisdiction concurrent with the Superior Courts to hear violations of all misdemeanors or gross misdemeanors and all violations of city ordinances. District Court is a court of limited jurisdiction and therefore has limited punishing powers. Crimes or violations committed within their county are tried by the District Court.

Crimes that are traffic related are set forth in RCW 46.63.020. Examples would be DUI, DWS, Fail to Register, No Valid Driver’s License and Negligent Driving 1.