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Criminal Department

Criminal Department

The Criminal Department handles all adult criminal cases within King County Superior Court. A criminal case begins when someone is arrested and charged with a crime. Please review Seattle Criminal Department procedures and information before contacting the department. 

NOTICE: Local Criminal Rule (LCrR) 3.2 Pretrial Release

The court has adopted LCrR 3.2(b), effective December 8, 2020, regarding least restrictive conditions of release when the court determines an individual presents a likelihood of failing to appear. The court may consider the use of unsecured bond and the deposit of cash in lieu of the execution of bond.

Contact Information

  • Criminal Department - Seattle Office:  (206) 477-1481
  • Criminal Department - Kent Office (MRJC):  (206) 477-2730

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