Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) encourages anyone with an outstanding SMC warrant to attend the Warrant Outreach event. This event will be held in the community to make it as comfortable as possible for individuals to learn about their options and meet with a public defender without the fear of arrest. Outstanding warrants make it harder to get a job, secure housing and generally move forward in life. SMC will have staff available to answer questions, schedule hearings, and share information on resources and support services available through the court. The King County Department of Public Defense will have attorneys available to answer questions and offer advice.
The event will be held:
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Yesler Community Center
917 E Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98122
SMC has over 9,400 outstanding warrants. It is anticipated that many event participants will be eligible to have their warrant quashed and the case scheduled for an upcoming hearing to resolve the underlying legal issue.
The Warrant Outreach event is a collaboration between the Seattle Municipal Court, King County Department of Public Defense, Seattle City Attorney’s Office, Seattle Police Department, Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Human Services Department.