Office of the Public Defender

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800 Ferry Street, Martinez CA 94553

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The Office of the Public Defender provides legal representation for people accused of crimes when that person is financially unable to hire a lawyer. The Public Defender does not represent people in civil, family or traffic cases unless they are referred for possible contempt of court charges.

The main office is located at 800 Ferry Street in Martinez. It is open for interviews from 8:30 AM. to 11:00 AM, and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (closed Wednesdays). It can be reached by telephoning (925) 335-8000; fax (925) 335-8010.

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