Public Defense Services (Revised Code of Washington Chapter 10.101)
Those charged with a criminal offense may be eligible for a public defender, subject to financial qualifications. All people who have been charged with a crime in the East Wenatchee Municipal Court that cannot afford an attorney may request a public defender. Applications are available at the East Wenatchee Municipal Court.
Clients of Public Defenders have important rights. The Washington State Supreme Court has adopted standards for the conduct of public defenders and guidelines for the services provided by a public defender.
Comments or Complaints
Public Defenders can help with any complaints. If the public defender is unable to help, submit comments or complaints to the City Clerk's Office at City Hall or email the Clerk.