Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court
  Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court

Adult Criminal Case Information and Forms

Adult Criminal Case Calendars

Tuesday:

Franklin County Criminal Calendar

8:30 a.m.

 

Wednesday:

Benton County Criminal Calendar

8:30 a.m.

 

Benton and Franklin County Drug Court Calendar

3:00 p.m.

 

Thursday:

Benton County Criminal Calendar

8:30 a.m.

 

Thursday:

Franklin County 3.5/3.6 Docket

8:30 a.m.

 

Friday:

Benton County 3.5/3.6 Docket

8:30 a.m.

Link to Offfices of Public Defense

Criminal Case Processing Guidelines

Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Court has developed guidelines designed to efficiently and fairly process adult familiy cases.  Click on the link below to view the guidelines.

Criminal Case Processing Guidelines.doc
Microsoft Word document [66.5 KB]

3.5/3.6 Docket

In both counties, lengthly proceedings, such as 3.5, 3.6, Knapstad motions and motions to terminate or modify no contact orders will no longer be held on the regular Criminal Dockets.  Rather, they will be heard Friday mornings in Benton County and Thursday mornings in Franklin County on what is called the "3.5/3.6 Docket".  Please click HERE to read the details of the 3.5/3.6 Docket.  Please look below for the form Note for 3.5/3.6 Docket.

Forms

Benton Note for 3.5/3.6 Docket
Note for 3.5 3.6 Docket.doc
Microsoft Word document [38.5 KB]
Franklin Note for 3.5/3.6 Docket
Franklin Note for 3.5 3.6 Docket.doc
Microsoft Word document [39.0 KB]
Omnibus Order.doc
Microsoft Word document [58.0 KB]
Plea Form Non-sex Offense 8-2-2016.doc
Microsoft Word document [110.5 KB]
Plea Form Sex Offense 8-2-2016.doc
Microsoft Word document [114.5 KB]
Sex Offender Registration Attachment.doc
Microsoft Word document [37.0 KB]
Felony Firearm Offender Regis Attachment[...]
Microsoft Word document [32.5 KB]
Motion Mod Rescind DV NCO.doc
Microsoft Word document [38.0 KB]
Notice of Hrg Mod DV No Contact.doc
Microsoft Word document [36.0 KB]
Order on Motion Mod Rescind DV NCO.doc
Microsoft Word document [37.0 KB]
Order Denying Hrg Mod DV No Contact.doc
Microsoft Word document [35.0 KB]
Order on Motion Mod Rescind DV NCO.doc
Microsoft Word document [37.0 KB]

Alternatives to Confinement

Under some circumstances, it may be apropriate for the Court to consider a sentence that does not require confinement in jail for the entire period of confinement ordered. There are alternatives to complete confinement which fall into three categories:  Work Crew, Work Release, and Electronic Home Monitoring.  Ultimately, the Court determines which, if any of these alternatives are appropriate.  But, Benton County Sheriff has adopted policies concerning eleigibility, costs and procedures.  Click on the link below for the pamplet prepared by the Benton County Sheriff.

Alternatives to Confinement Policies.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [176.1 KB]

August 23, 2021

Superior Court Statement On Appearances In Court In Light of Governor's Order to Mask

The Superior Court is withdrawing this prior general presumption of personal appearance at hearings to address concerns regarding the Delta variant of Covid-19.  The Court’s order can be found HERE.  In light of the Governor’s Order that all individuals who enter buildings wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, it is appropriate for individuals who can appear remotely to do so if they wish.  The Courtrooms remain open to the public with capacity limits and the requirement of masking for all.  In some criminal matters it is necessary to require the presence the Defendant or Respondent.. Those who wish the opportunity to appear remotely via WebEx must ensure that their connection is sufficient to be heard and/or seen, and that their appearance and behavior during a hearing is appropriate for the Courtroom.

Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

En respuesta a la nueva pandemia de coronavirus (o COVID-19), nuestros servicios estaran limitados

Click HERE for the latest information concerning the Court's response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Effective September 1, 2021 - 2021 Superior Court

Local Court Rules  

2021 Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court Local Court Rules
2021 Benton Franklin Counties Local Cou[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]

Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

Holiday Schedule

The Courts will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 6, 2021. 

 

 

Please refer to the Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.

 

Arbitrator Eligibility

Important Notice

Click HERE for information and attestation form.

Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336

509-736-3071

 

         DISCLAIMER

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the Court’s information on the internet pages, the Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Courts cannot insure 100% accuracy.  The data and links are provided for informational purposes only and may not have been updated on the date you view it.  The Courts assume no liability for any legal consequences arising out of any information on these pages.

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