Bench Warrant Hearings

If you missed your court date, the Court may issue a bench warrant for your arrest. Contact the clerk at 206-842-5641 to find out if the Court issued a warrant or summoned you for a new court date.  If the Court issued a bench warrant, you may come to Court for a bench warrant quash hearing on Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:30 AM.  Contact the Court at least a day in advance to confirm that Court will be held the day you plan to come.

You should arrive at Court at 8:30 AM so the clerk may prepare the file and records for the judge and attorneys.  A public defender is typically available to assist you in Court.  If you have hired a private attorney assisting you, you should contact your attorney so he or she can come to Court and assist you.