Please note these are basic resources, nothing on this page or site is legal advice. If you have questions contact your attorney.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a public defender?

If you are charged with a crime out of the Superior or District Court of Snohomish County, or out of the City of Mukilteo, you need contact the Office of Public Defense at 425-388-3500 to be screened for appointment of an attorney. The screening process is conducted over the phone.

Screening Hours:
8:30 am – 11:45 am and 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Monday - Friday (Closed Holidays)
If you are charged with a crime out of the City of Snohomish, the City of Edmonds, or Tulalip Tribal Court, you will need to appear at your arraignment to be screened for the services of a public defender.

How do I find my attorney?

If you know your attorney's name check out the Our Team page section for their contact information. Otherwise please call our main office reception at 425-339-6300 for more help.

Do I have a warrant?

If you think you might have missed court and now have a warrant please call the main office 425-339-6300 for more assistance.

Is my loved one in Jail?

If you think you think your loved one has been arrested and is in Snohomish County please check this site, for Snohomish County, Marysville Municipal and Lynnwood Municipal Jails.

When is my Court date?

If your case is in a Snohomish County District Court, you can also check the Snohomish County District Court calendar for your hearing date and time.

If your case is in Superior Court (felony charges and juvenile) you can check here to find out when your next court date is.
If you still don't remember or can't find your court date, call our main office number for more assistance.

First Appeareance

What is a first appearance?

Your first appearance on a criminal matter is called an arraignment. At that time, you will be advised of your rights and will be asked to enter a plea.

If you enter a plea of not guilty, the matter will be set for additional court appearances, bail may also be set at this time.

If you enter a plea of guilty, you may be sentenced at that time or the judge may elect to continue the sentencing to a later date. If you have any additional questions, please contact your attorney at 425-339-6300 .

Do I need to bring anything to court?

Touch base with your attorney to see if you need to bring anything with you. 425-339-6300 .


How do I pay my fines?

Snohomish County District Court - Municipal Court

You can pay your Snohomish County District Court fines online. Online payments will be processed on the following business day.
Drop Boxes
There are drop boxes located at each division of the District Court. You can drop off payments and/or hearing requests in these boxes. You'll need to include your full name and case number on all documents. Do Not place cash in the drop box.

Personal checks or money orders are payable to Snohomish County District Court.

Payment Plan Option

Please speak to your attorney about your payment options. However, if you have set up a payment plan with Signal Credit

You can call them at 1-800-874-1958 or mail your inquiry to:
P.O. Box 1849
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

If you have additional questions please contact your attorney at 425-339-6300 .

Snohomish Couty Superior Court

For Criminal cases only, you can make payments online or by phone 1-800-701-8560.

You can also mail money orders or cashier’s checks payable to Snohomish County Clerk’s Office to :
3000 Rockefeller Avenue
M/S 605
Everett, WA 98201

Finally you can pay in person via credit/debit card with a valid picture identification, cash, or cashier’s check/money order at the Snohomish County Clerk’s Office:
3000 Rockefeller Avenue
2nd Floor, Mission Building
Everett WA 98201
You will need to include your 9-digit Snohomish County Superior Court case number.

What's my drivers license status?

You can check the status of your driver’s license and reienstate your license here .


What court do I go to?

There are several courts in Snohomish County, to find out which court you need to appear at please check your summons or you can call your attorney.
Snohomish County Public Defender