You have the right to have an attorney represent you on any criminal charge. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may qualify for the appointment of a public defender. You must interview in-person at the King County District Court- Bellevue Division to qualify for a public defender.
To obtain a public defender:
- Download, print and complete the indigence screening form prior to your meeting.
- You are required to your bring picture ID, your case information and your completed form with you to your in-person interview, Failure to complete the form, bring your ID and case information will delay your application.
- For any questions regarding the process, please contact the public defender screener at the King County District Court- Bellevue Division Courthouse.
Please Note: Voicemail is not accepted. If the public defender screener is unavailable to answer the phone, please call back at a later time.
Contact Your Public Defender
Repayment for Public Defender Services (Recoupment Fee)
Recoupment fees are repaid to the City Of Bellevue for providing public defender services.
To find out your balance call: 425-452-6829
To pay over the phone call Service First: 425-452-6800
To pay in person:
Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Received collections letter? Call AllianceOne at 253-620-2222 or pay your bill online
Please note, court fines and recoupment fees are separate charges. If you have paid court fines that does not mean the recoupment fee has also been repaid and vice versa.