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Public Defender


Public Defender

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department is to provide legal representation for people charged with criminal offenses who cannot afford to hire private counsel.

The Public Defender’s office provides quality legal services in a compassionate and professional manner, providing constitutional balance to the El Dorado County legal system.

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Effective October 31, 2016, the El Dorado County Public Defender's Office has moved to 3976 Durock Rd, Suite 104, Shingle Springs, CA 95682.  Our new fax number is (530) 387-2180

El Dorado County Public Defender Announces Second Clean Slate Clinic to be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016

Clean Slate Clinic Brochure

Traffic Tickets/Infractions Amnesty Program

Does Prop 47 Apply to Me (I am out of custody and have prior felony convictions.)

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