Public Defender

The Public Defender's office provides legal representation for people charged with criminal offenses who cannot afford to hire private counsel. The office offers top-notch legal services compassionately and professionally, providing fairness and balance to the El Dorado County legal system.

If you need a criminal defense attorney or are already a client of the El Dorado Public Defender's office, find resources here including how to contact the office, find your court date, look up a current inmate, and more.


Contact Public Defender's Office

Teri Monterosso, Chief Public Defender


Locations & Mailing Addresses

Shingle Springs Office

3976 Durock Road, Suite 104
Shingle Springs, CA 95682

Local Number: (530) 621-6440
From El Dorado Hills: (916) 358-3555 Ext. 6440
From South Lake Tahoe: (530) 573-7955 Ext. 6440
Fax: (530) 387-2180

South Lake Tahoe Office

1360 Johnson Blvd., #106
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Main Phone: (530) 573-3115
Fax: (530) 542-4801

Client Resources

Find an Inmate

Use the Jail Inmate Search functionality to quickly look up the status of people who have been recently incarcerated.

Search for an Inmate

El Dorado Superior Court Calendar

You can use the Court's Web Portal to search for case information and look up the calendar for a chosen day.

View the Court Calendar

Proposition 47

Find out if Prop 47 applies to you! After passing in 2014, Prop 47 reduced many drug and theft-related felonies to misdemeanors. If you are out of custody, but have prior felony convictions, see if Prop 47 applies to you(PDF, 41KB).

Government Agencies

Informational Resources