Beginning August 31, 2021 our office will be closed to the public except for pre-screened office appointments only, due to the increase of COVID19. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., please call if you have any questions 360-778-5640.
The Public Defender's Office was created in 1982 by constitutional mandate to provide indigent legal defense for:
If in custody, the prosecutor has 72 hours (3 business days) to file charges. The 72 hour rule does not apply when the person is released from jail.
Status and Omnibus hearings