Types of Cases with a Right to Cousel, in which OPD may assist with assigning counsel


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 (appeals from District Court to Superior Court

Family Support Civil Contempt:

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

Juvenile offender cases

Involuntary Treatment Act cases

Juvenile Drug Court

Adult Drug Court



Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA)

Mental Health Court

Dependency and Parental Termination 

Case Types with NO Right to Counsel: 

Cases filed in Federal Court

Cases on appeal from Superior Court to the Court of Appeals

Cases filed in Municipal courts, including:



                    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