If you do not report for any court date, a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest and you could receive a new charge simply for failing to appear. If you do miss a court appearance, contact your lawyer and call Pre-Trial Release Services at 509-574-1885 as soon as possible in order to resolve the bench warrant.
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We are open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. We are closed from 12 pm to 1 pm for lunch.
We are located in the Yakima County Courthouse at 128 N. 2nd Street Room B18, Yakima, WA 98901 - the office is located in the basement of the county courthouse.
You have been charged in a criminal case in either Yakima District or Superior Court. The Judge in the courtroom where you were seen has decided to release you while your case is pending. You have made a promise that you will show up for all of your court appearances. To help you keep your promise and to assure community safety, the Judge may have ordered you to follow certain conditions of release. Your conditions of release are found on your release order (the piece of paper you signed and received in the courtroom). You must follow all of the conditions of release ordered by the Judge. If you violate any one of those conditions, the Judge could change your conditions, or revoke those conditions and incarcerate you until your case is resolved. You must show up for all of your court dates. If you do not report for any court date, a bench warrant will be issued for your arrest and you could receive a new charge simply for failing to appear. If you do miss a court appearance, contact your lawyer and call Pre-Trial Release Services at 509-574-1885 as soon as possible in order to resolve the bench warrant.
Every defendant released to Pre-Trial monitoring is required to check in with their Pre-Trial Services Officer. The frequency of these meetings depends on the level of monitoring required.
Pre-Trial Services is responsible for monitoring certain conditions of release as imposed by the Judge.
Many defendants will be assigned to a Pre-Trial Services Officer who is responsible for notifying the court if these conditions are, or are not, being followed. While your case is pending, your Pre-Trial Services Officer can help you in a variety of ways. They can help you voluntarily surrender on an outstanding bench warrant, obtain drug treatment, mental health treatment, or other social services (such as temporary shelter, government-issued identification, job listings, GED, etc.). If you feel you need any of these services, talk to your Pre-Trial Services Officer . Be sure to stay in touch with your Pre-Trial Services Officer, especially if you change your address or phone number.