What is DAC and where are they located?
DAC stands for Department of Assigned Counsel. A DAC attorney is present in Superior Court at arraignments to represent all felony defendants appearing without a private attorney. In-custody felony defendants are screened for DAC eligibility by Pre-Trial services prior to their arraignment. Defendants summoned for arraignment are screened for DAC eligibility in the courtroom on the day of their arraignment. The files of the defendants determined to be eligible for DAC representation are brought to the DAC offices for processing and attorney assignment. If a defendant is ineligible for DAC representation, the court will set a 'return with attorney' hearing to allow the defendant time to retain his/her own attorney. The defendant and his/her attorney must then return for the hearing to advise the court. If a defendant has been unable to retain an attorney, the defendant must return on the hearing date and advise the court as to the reasons why he/she has been unable to retain an attorney.
The court may then set another return with attorney hearing to allow the defendant more time to retain an attorney, or the court may appoint DAC to represent a defendant through the remaining Superior Court proceedings
Department of Assigned Counsel - 949 Market Street, Suite 334. You can reach them at (253) 798-6062

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1. Is there a special form to schedule a criminal hearing?
2. How soon can I schedule a hearing?
3. Where do I get criminal hearing dates approved?
4. When the prosecuting attorney announces 'No charges filed- final' or No charges filed- pending ( NCF'd)', what does that mean?
5. If an inmate is being released from jail either on personal recognizance or bail being posted, what time will the inmate be released?
6. Will I be able to see an in-custody defendant at a pre-trial conference or omnibus hearing?
7. My friend was arrested last night, when and where will he/she go to court?
8. How can a defendant obtain a copy of the court paperwork from a hearing?
9. I am a victim. I want to drop the charges and see the Judge. What do I do?
10. How do I go in earlier than the scheduled start of my jail sentence?
11. How and where do I get bail money returned?
12. Where and when can I take clothes to a defendant for trial?
13. What is DAC and where are they located?
14. Where and what is DOC?
15. How do I get a no-contact order removed?
16. How do I get a conviction off my record?
17. Who do I contact about setting up community service that was ordered by the court?
18. Where can I find a list of treatment resources?