King County Prosecuting Attorney
- Adult felony criminal jury trials have resumed, however, ramp up is slow. If you have received a subpoena, please contact the attorney or paralegal who issued the subpoena before coming to court. If you have a fever (over 100.4), cough, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, head or muscle aches, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, or shortness of breath or if someone in your household has had close, unprotected contact with a suspected or known COVID-19 patient within the last 14 days, do not come to court. Contact the attorney or paralegal who issued your subpoena immediately.
WARNING: Prosecutor's Office Phone Scam Reported
Telephone calls have been received by area residents that appear to be coming from law enforcement officers or King County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
The caller(s) claim that:
- The victim of the call has failed to appear in court to testify as a witness or has failed to respond to a subpoena.
- A judge has issued a civil fine, a criminal contempt of court citation, and/or an arrest warrant for the recipient.
- The only way for the recipient to resolve the matter is to pay a significant amount of money via Zelle (or a similar money transfer product) or officers will find and arrest them.
This is a scam. The King County Sheriff’s Office will not ask you for money over the phone under any circumstances and will not tell you in advance that they are coming to arrest you. Please hang-up and treat the call as you would any fraudulent request or demand.
More information: https://kcpao.kingcounty.gov/2023phonescam
Leesa Manion (she/her)
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