Los Angeles County Public Defender Office

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

Alhambra Public Defender 150 West Commonwealth Avenue Alhambra CA 91801 626-308-5324

Alternate Public Defender 1 East Regent Street Inglewood CA 90301 310-419-5665

Compton Public Defender 200 West Compton Boulevard Compton CA 90220 310-603-7271

El Monte Public Defender 11234 Valley Boulevard El Monte CA 91731 626-575-4174

L A County Public Defender 1427 West Covina Parkway West Covina CA 91790 626-813-3460

L A County Public Defender 300 East Walnut Street Pasadena CA 91101 626-356-5481

L A County Public Defender 505 South Centre Street Los Angeles CA 90731 310-519-6031

La County Public Defender 7281 Quill Drive Downey CA 90242 562-940-8829

La County Public Defender 14400 Erwin Street Los Angeles CA 91401 818-374-2350

Los Angeles County Pub Defender 16350 Filbert Street Los Angeles CA 91342 818-364-2133

Los Angeles County Public Defender 9355 Burton Way Beverly Hills CA 90210 310-550-2055

Los Angeles County Public Defender 300 East Olive Avenue Burbank CA 91502 818-557-3537

Los Angeles County Public Defender 600 East Broadway Glendale CA 91206 818-500-3561

Los Angeles County Public Defender 42011 4th Street West Lancaster CA 93534 661-974-7400

Los Angeles County Public Defender 10025 Flower Street Bellflower CA 90706 562-804-8083

Los Angeles County Public Defender 7339 Painter Avenue Whittier CA 90602 562-907-3160

Los Angeles County Public Defender 100 West 2nd Street Pomona CA 91766 909-868-6400

Los Angeles County Public Defender 900 3rd Street San Fernando CA 91340 818-898-2440

Los Angeles County Public Defender 3655 Torrance Boulevard Torrance CA 90503 310-543-4300

Los Angeles County Public Defender 12720 Norwalk Boulevard Norwalk CA 90650 562-651-2500

About Public Defender Offices

What is the difference between a Public Defender and a Court-Appointed Lawyer?

Public Defenders are essentially employees of a public agency whose mission is to represent indigent defendants. Court-Appointed Lawyers are private practice attorneys that are contracted to provide representation to indigent defendants. Court-Appointed Lawyers may be utilized in cases where the Public Defender does not have the capacity to take on additional cases or where there is a potential conflict of interest for the Office of Public Defenders. Sometimes, the term Court-Appointed Lawyer is used to refer to both Public Defenders and private practice attorneys.

What are Community Defender Organizations?

Community Defender Organizations are non-profit defense counsel organizations that are funded by the federal judiciary. They provide legal representation to the poor as an alternative to Federal Public Defender Offices in some U.S. Districts.

How does a defendant qualify for a Public Defender's representation?

The court will determine whether a defendant qualifies based on their income level. The defendant may be required to provide financial documents and cost estimates from one or more attorneys in order to demonstrate an inability to afford representation.