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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

Public Defense

We provide representation for the following;

  • Felony and Misdemeanor Cases
  • Probation Violation Cases
  • Juvenile Delinquency Cases
  • Civil Commitment/Involuntary Treatment Cases
  • Dependency/Child Protection Cases
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Truancy 
  • Child in Need of Services (CHINS)
  • Youth at Risk 
  • City of Tumwater Misdemeanor Cases


We DO NOT provide representation for the following;

  • Federal Cases
  • Municipal Court Cases
  • Tribal Court Cases
  • Traffic tickets and Infractions
  • Appeals to the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court
  • Cases outside of Thurston County
  • Department of Licensing (DOL) Hearings
  • City of Lacey Cases
  • City of Olympia Cases
  • City of Yelm Cases
  • City of Rainier Cases