In criminal cases, the city must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. All defendants have the right to an attorney at all hearings. If the defendant cannot afford to hire an attorney, the court may appoint a public defender. The defendant must appear at all scheduled hearings or a warrant will be issued for arrest.
In an arraignment hearing, the person charged with a crime appears before a judge for the first time.
At your arraignment hearing, you will be asked to enter a plea.
If you were required to undergo treatment and/or any other class or condition after your trial, you may be required to attend a preliminary hearing for the court to review your treatment up to that point.
If you fail to appear and/or fail to comply with conditions of a sentence, the court may issue a warrant for your arrest.
Deferred prosecution petition must be filed with the Everett Municipal Court Probation Department along with the assessment, treatment plan and proposed order granting Deferred Prosecution at least seven days prior to the date that the petition is to be heard.
Probation will review materials to ensure compliance with RCW 10.05
The parties must use the Court's Deferred Prosecution petition and order forms.
Forms can be obtained at the Everett Municipal Court Probation office or below.