How can I help my attorney?
  • Do not discuss your case with anyone other than your public defender or a representative from this office.
  • Make sure that your attorney has a way to reach you at all times. Provide your attorney with your change of address and phone number promptly.
  • Provide your attorney with a list of potential witnesses and character references early in your case.
  • Be on time for court hearings and meetings with your attorney.
  • Always dress appropriately for court.
  • Do not discuss your case on personal phone calls from the jail. Personal calls may be recorded.

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1. What is a public defender?
2. How do I get a public defender appointed to my case?
3. Can I speak with a public defender if I already have an attorney?
4. Can I drop by the public defender's office for legal advice if the court has not appointed an attorney for me?
5. Do clients have to pay for the services of the public defender?
6. How can I help my attorney?
7. What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?
8. What is ERC?
9. How do I get my case into ERC?
10. What is the difference between a public defender and a legal defender?
11. How does the county decide if I get a public defender, a legal defender or a private contract attorney?
12. Are lawyers in the public defender’s office sufficiently qualified to handle serious felony cases?