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About Court Dates
  • Preliminary Hearing: If in custody, the prosecutor has 72 hours (3 business days) to file charges. The 72 hour rule does not apply when the person is released.
    • The judge determines if there is Probable Cause (PC)
    • The judge sets Conditions of Release, and the client either is released on personal recognizance (PR) or required to post bail
  • Arraignment
    • Client pleads “guilty” or “not guilty” (TCPD advises all clients to plead “not guilty” at this stage)
    • The court schedules pretrial, omnibus, and trial dates
  • Pretrial and Omnibus
    • Lets the court know what the attorney and client are planning (Change of Plea, Trial, etc)
  • Status Conference (Wednesday before the trial)
    • Lets the court know whether or not the attorney and client are ready to go to trial the following week
Thurston County Law and Justice partners are hosting a Legal Financial Obligation (LFO) Reconsideration Day. Individuals with LFOs can register for an appointment and appear in-person at the courthouse or virtually via Zoom by clicking the link below. Once registered, attorneys will review each individual case to determine eligibility. Those who are eligible will be provided an appointment time on the day of the event and will have their LFOs reconsidered by the court. City of Olympia criminal fines and fees are not eligible for this event. There is no cost to register for the event or participate.

Date: August 15, 2022
Time: 8am - 5pm
Location: Thurston County Courthouse and Zoom


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Ahmed Jenkins
Angela Colaiuta
Brian Gerhart
Christian Cabrera
Diana Anderson
Jason Schuyler
Jenna Norden
Jeri Simmons
John Hansen
José Villanueva
Justin Gray
​Kelsey Gasseling
Kevin Griffin
Lindsey Trakel
Luke Swinney
Peter Kahl
Peter Sabian
​Peter Simpson
Phil Griffith
Robyn Martin
Skye Frison
William Trondsen
​William Starnes III

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​Thurston County Public Defense carries out the United States and Washington State Constitutional guarantee that all people accused of crimes who are unable to afford a lawyer will receive effective legal representation. Thurston County Public Defense also represents low-income youth accused of a crime, parents in dependency proceedings, and adults facing civil commitment. Our office has a dedicated team of lawyers and professional staff committed to providing our community the very best public defense.


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926 24th Way SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. 

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Fax: (360) 754-4469

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