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Public Defender

The Spokane County Public Defender Office's mission is to provide quality, professional, independent, zealous and effective representation of all clients appointed to the office at a reasonable cost to the community. The office's mandate is constitutionally and legislatively established to guarantee effective representation of those persons otherwise unable to afford counsel. Areas of representation include adult felony crimes, juvenile felony and misdemeanor crimes, county misdemeanor crimes, juvenile dependency or termination petitions and civil and alcohol commitment petitions.

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This chart depicts the reduction in Driving with License suspended third degree charges between January of 2015 and January of 2016.


The benefits of reducing the Driving with License suspended third degree criminal charges are numerous. Most importantly, through the use of the Diversion process, citizens are reinstating their driving privileges while reestablishing reasonable time payments on legal financial obligations.

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Reduction in Driving with License Suspended Charges