Resolving a Warrant

Options for Resolving a Warrant

Contact Your Attorney

If you previously had an attorney, please contact them first to see if they can still represent you. If you don't remember the name of your attorney, you may be able to find it using our online case file portal. Search under your name or case number.

If you had a public defender, please call the assigned agency or if you don't know it, contact their administrative offices.

King County Public Defense Contacts
Associated Counsel for the Accused (ACA)            (206) 624-8105
The Defender Association (TDA)                          (206) 447-8700
Northwest Defenders (NDA)                                   (206) 674-4700
King County Public Defense Administrative Office   (206) 296-7662

Get a Public Defender

To see if you qualify for a public defender to be assigned to your case, call (206) 386-1543 or visit here for more information.

Request to Recall ("Quash") a Warrant

If you have a warrant in your case, you can schedule a hearing to ask a judge to recall ("quash") the warrant. Hearings are offered virtually by video or by phone. We encourage you to contact an attorney so they can help you schedule the hearing.

If you are not represented by an attorney, you may complete this Motion to Quash Warrant form and email it to smc_fax_records@seattle.gov. You may also mail the form to this address or drop it off in person:

Seattle Municipal Court
Attn: 3rd Floor Clerk's Office
600 5th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

If the warrant in your case is eligible for release on personal recognizance, you can come to the courthouse and quash it at the first-floor counter. If the warrant is not eligible for release on personal recognizance, you can come to the courthouse and ask to set a warrant quash hearing. However, if the warrant is over $10,000, your lawyer must request the hearing instead. If you don't know what type of warrant was issued in your case, please reach out to a lawyer.

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact the court at (206) 684-5600. Dial 0 to speak to a representative. Phone lines are staffed Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Reminder: It's important to make sure the court has your current mailing address, so that any future hearing notices will reach you. You can update your mailing address by calling the number above.