Alternate Public Defender

Alternate Public Defender

Mission Statement

The mission of the Alternate Public Defender is to provide high quality, vigorous and caring representation to clients charged with criminal offenses, in cases where the Public Defender’s Office is unable to represent them (due to unavailability or conflict of interest). Our team is committed to fighting for the rights, liberty and dignity of every client.

Client Resources

Government Agencies

Informational Resources

What are the Miranda rights in California?
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have an attorney present during questioning. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you."