Public Defender

Applying for a Public Defender

You have the right to have an attorney represent you in criminal matters and certain civil matters. If you are interested in attaining legal representation but cannot afford to pay for it, you may be eligible for a public defender. To see if you meet the criteria for a public defender, please contact the Office of Public Defense at 360-679-7378. Their hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. 

For more information see the Island County General Services Administration Office of Public Defense page.