Apply For A Public Defender

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:

  1. Download, print and complete the indigence screening form prior to your meeting.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Stein, Lotzkar, & Starr
2840 Northup Way, # 140
Bellevue, WA 98004

Golden Wood
4029 Beach Drive SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Hussein Karmali
8201 164th Ave NE, #200
Redmond, WA 98052

Andrew Nguyen
P.O. Box 46515
Seattle, WA 98146

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.

Public Defender Screener

King County District Court-Bellevue Division Courthouse

1309 114th Avenue S.E.
Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98004




9AM - 1PM
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