Types of Cases that Office of Public Defense Handle


Gross Misdemeanor

Misdemeanor citations issued by Washington State Patrol or Snohomish County Sheriff

Misdemeanor citations issued by City Law Enforcement:

                    Darrington Police Department

                    Gold Bar Police Department        

                    Granite Falls Police Department

                    Mukilteo Police Department

                    Stanwood Police Department                    

Probation Violations

Ralj appeals

Tap Program

Family Support Civil Contempt:

          Contempt of courts cases involving non-payments of child support.

Juvenile offender cases

Involuntary Treatment Act cases

Case Types That OPD Does Not Do:

Cases filed in Federal Court

Cases filed in Bothell Municipal


                    Edmonds Municipal    

                    Everett Municipal 

                    Lynnwood Municipal

                    Mill Creek

                    Mountlake Terrace


                    Marysville Municipal


Dissolution cases


Landlord / Tenant disputes

Modification of Child Support

Probate cases

Traffic infractions