Public Defender

Martinez Office
  • Legal representation in adult criminal cases charging felony or misdemeanor offenses (non-traffic offenses)
  • Legal representation in juvenile delinquency cases
  • Legal representation in family law contempt matters as referred by Family Law bench officers
  • Clean Slate services to expunge criminal convictions sustained in Contra Costa County
  • Assistance with pardons for felony offenses where blank years have passed since release from prison
  • Legal representation in Lanterman Petris Short (LPS) mental health commitment cases

 
  
  
  
 
 
Richmond Office

  • Legal representation in adult criminal cases charging felony or misdemeanor offenses (non-traffic offenses)

 

Alternate Defender Office
    

  • On occasion more than one person is charged with the commission of the same crime. It would be a conflict of interest for the same office to represent all defendants charged in the case.
  • The ADO is responsible for defending  those cases where the Public Defender has a conflict of interest or is unable to defend the individual for any reason.