Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1957 NO. 39 >

A defendant in a criminal action in justice court is limited to one change of venue as a matter of right when he makes an affidavit that he cannot have a fair and impartial trial.  Any further changes are within the discretion of the court.

AGO 1964 NO. 109 >

The statutory venue of justice courts defined in RCW 46.52.100 has not been superseded by the rules for courts of limited jurisdiction adopted by the supreme court.

AGO 1955 NO. 122 >

The venue provision of RCW 46.52.100 (§ 2, chapter 393, Laws of 1955, applies to all violations of the motor vehicle code.