Court-Appointed Attorney

Eligibility Requirements
A court-appointed attorney may be available for those charged with a criminal or criminal traffic offense carrying the possibility of a jail sentence and who are unable to hire an attorney.

Determination Process
At arraignment, you may ask the Municipal Court to appoint an attorney. You will be sent to the court office where you will be asked to fill out a financial questionnaire. Using State of Washington guidelines, the clerk will determine your eligibility. You must be considered indigent in order to qualify.