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

  • Legal representation in adult criminal and juvenile cases charging felony or misdemeanor offenses (non-traffic offenses), in cases where the Public Defender has a conflict of interest or is unable to represent the individual for any reason.