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If you are charged with a crime, you have the right to have an attorney assist you at all stages of the proceeding. This includes your first appearance in court. SeaTac Municipal Court does provide the Public Defender to assist defendants at arraignment. If you wish to have the Public Defender represent you in your case after arraignment you must be screened to see if you are eligible for their services at public expense or the cost of recoupment. You must fill out a Public Defender application thoroughly, and submit any supporting documents as soon as possible. Click here for the Public Defense Application  to print and submit in person or by mail, or click here to submit the application online.

Public Defender's Website