Riverside County Public Defender

Find Riverside County California public defenders. Public defenders who provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Corona Public Defender 505 South Buena Vista Avenue Corona CA 92882 951-272-5660

Indio Public Defender 82675 California 111 Indio CA 92201 760-863-8231

Murrieta Public Defender 30755 Auld Road Murrieta CA 92563 951-304-5600

Riverside County Public Defender 230 North Broadway Blythe CA 92225 760-921-7878

Riverside County Public Defender 4200 Orange Street Riverside CA 92501 951-955-6000

What is a Public Defender?

A public defender is an attorney who is paid by the government to defend a person who cannot afford to hire an attorney in a criminal case. If a person is charged with a criminal offense, he or she has the right to legal representation. Public defenders are appointed by the court clerk's office. Charges for which the government appoints a public defender include serious misdemeanors or felonies such as DUIs or DWIs, thefts, assaults, drug charges, and any other serious offense for which the charged individual might receive a significant sentence of incarceration.

Public defenders provide representation during a criminal arraignment, bail hearings and other pretrial court appearances, trials and post-conviction appeals. This type of attorney also helps a criminal defendant negotiate an appropriate plea agreement if that defendant wishes to accept responsibility and avoid trial.