Legal Defender

Cochise County Legal Defender

The Cochise County Legal Defender has been assisting and defending the Accused in Cochise County for well over twenty years.

Attorneys from our office work closely with clients and strive to provide high-quality and competent representation, while respecting their dignity and protecting their rights. We are committed to advocating for the best possible outcome for our clients. 

 Our Attorneys and Administrative Staff are well trained, competent, and take pride in the service we provide to our community.  

The Cochise County Legal Defender provides a wide array of services to our community, including but not limited to advocacy in criminal matters, probation revocations, juvenile delinquency and dependency matters, as well as mental health commitments, guardianships, extradition cases, criminal appeals, and post-conviction relief.

Appointment on any matter occurs when the Court has determined that someone is in need of an attorney, has the Constitutional right to have an attorney represent them, and that they are financially unable to hire their own counsel.  

The types of cases the Legal Defender’s office are most often appointed and fall into the categories listed below:

  1. Criminal
  2. Dependency
  3. Title 36
  4. Guardianship

Representation of persons facing serious felony level criminal charges. Allegations against our clients have included but are not limited to: dangerous drug cases; sexual offenses; domestic violence; and violent crimes, including and up to homicide. 

Persons facing potential revocation of their probation are also entitled to representation, and we currently defend Petitions that the probation department may file to request the Court to revoke someone’s probation.

“Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves” ~ Earl Warren, U.S. Supreme Court, 1891-1974

“Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate” ~ Robert Green Ingersoll, Atty; 1833-1899

“You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom.” ~ Clarence Darrow, Atty; 1857-1938