Attorney Information

Getting Started in Community Court

Referrals for Community Court come through the Seattle City Attorney's Office. A list of eligible charges is below:

Level 1 Offense

Level 2 Offense Level 3 Offense
  • Criminal Trespass 2 (non-residential
  • False Reporting (Giving False Identification only)
  • Trespass in Park
  • Disorderly Bus Conduct
  • Theft (recovered property/ not damaged)
  • Appropriation of Lost/Misplaced Property (recovered/not damaged)
  • Criminal Trespass 2 (residential)
  • Criminal Trespass 1 (non-residential)
  • Obedience to Officer/Firefighter/Flag
  • Pedestrian Interference
  • Unlawful Use of Weapon (possession only)
  • Theft (un-recovered/ damaged)*
  • False Reporting (Making False or Misleading Statement)
  •  Possession of Stolen Property
  • Appropriation of Lost/Misplaced Property (unrecovered/damaged)
  • Attempted Trafficking of Stolen Property in the 2nd Degree
  • Criminal Trespass 1 (residential)
  • Property Destruction*
  • Obstruction (refuse to cease activity; refuse to leave scene; or disobey order to stop)
  • Refusal to Stop
  • Refuse to Give Information
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Vehicle Prowl*(reviewed on an individual basis)
  • Burglary or Auto Theft Tools

*Eligibility for Property Destruction and Theft (unrecovered/damaged property):

  • For any crime that has restitution, the participant must pay restitution prior to the end of the Community Court Agreement term
  • Employee theft is not eligible for Community Court (without SCAO Supervisor Approval)

Once a participant opts into Community Court, they will first have an assessment with a pre-trial counselor to determine which connections they will need to make for Community Court. Currently, these assessments are being conducted over the phone.

Pre-trial counselors are available during the court calendar to conduct these assessments. However, if a participant is interested in conducting this assessment prior to their hearing, Pre-Trial Counselors are available between 8-9 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. They also have availability during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.). To schedule an assessment in advance of a hearing, attorneys should contact Pre-Trial Services at SMC_CC@seattle.gov with the participant's name, case number, and a phone number where the participant can be reached.

Attorneys, please note that only presumptively-eligible participants are able to conduct these assessments prior to their opt-in hearings.

Community Service

Due to COVID-19, participants are given the option of attending a Life Skills or other available remote class in place of in-person community service. Please speak with a pre-trial counselor for more information. 

Forms

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