I don’t like my public defender. What can I do?

The court appoints public defenders on a rotational basis from a panel of attorneys. The defendant does not have a choice in who is appointed. If you do not like your public defender, you have the following options:

  • Call the Administrator, Raymond Hui, to help facility communication with your public defender. Phone # is 509-302-3001.
  • Ask the Judge to remove your public defender from your case. However, in doing so, will result in you defending yourself in the case (call representing yourself pro se).
  • Hire a private attorney to replace your public defender.
  • Ask the Judge to replace your public defender with a different public defender.

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1. Who Can Get a Public Defender?
2. How do I apply for a Public Defense?
3. I have a warrant. What are my options?
4. I don’t like my public defender. What can I do?
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