Criminal Court

This video provides an overview of the criminal court process at Seattle Municipal Court

Interpreters are available free of charge at any stage in the criminal court process. To request an interpreter, please contact the Court at (206) 684-5600.

Obtaining a Public Defender
If you cannot afford an attorney, one can be appointed for you at no cost if you meet the low-income eligbility requirements. Learn more about the eligibility process on our Obtaining a Public Defender page.

Representing Yourself in Court
You have the right to represent yourself in court (or appear "pro se") in your legal case. It is your decision whether to represent yourself or retain an attorney. Learn more about this option on our Representing Yourself in Court page.

Courtroom Guidelines

Visit the Court Rules and Expectations page to learn more about courtroom policies and etiquette.

Municipal Court

Address: 600 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO BOX 34987, Seattle, WA, 98124-4987
Phone: (206) 684-5600

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