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Programs and Services

Obtaining A Public Defender

Information

Public Defense Services (Chapter 10.101 RCW)

Persons charged with a criminal, jailable offense may be eligible for a public defender, if they qualify financially.

For more information on having a public defender appointed, or if you do not know how to contact the public defender that was assigned, call the Seattle Municipal Court at 206-733-9753,
or visit the Court, 600 5th Ave, 2nd floor, between 9:00 AM and 12:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, or Friday from 9:30 AM through 4:00 PM, except holidays.
For directions and a map click here.

Upon a finding of indigency, your case will be assigned to a public defense agency and an attorney from that agency will contact you.

How to Make a Complaint

If you have concerns, contact the agency and ask for the misdemeanor supervisor. If your concern has not been addressed, call the Seattle Municipal Court at (206) 733-9753.

King County Public Defense

Contact information for all three agencies:

  1. King County Public Defense, Associated Counsel for the Accused Division
    • DIAL 0-624-8105 FROM JAIL
    • 110 Prefontaine Place South, Suite 200
    • Seattle, WA 98104
    • 206) 624-8105 Extension 402 (Please Listen To The Recorded Message)
    • Web Site: http://www.acawashington.org/
  2. Northwest Defenders Division, King County Public Defense
    • DIAL 0-674-4700 FROM JAIL
    • 1109 First Avenue, Suite 300
    • Seattle, WA 98101
    • (206) 674-4700 (Please Listen to the Recorded Message)
    • Web Site: http://www.nwdefenders.org/
  3. The Defender Association Division, King County Public Defense
    • DIAL 0-447-3900 FROM JAIL
    • 810 3rd AVE SUITE 800
    • Seattle, WA 98104
    • (206) 447-3900 (Please Listen To The Recorded Message)
    • Web Site: http://www.defender.org/


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