Cambridge Public Defender in Cambridge Maryland

Address and phone number for Cambridge Public Defender, a Public Defender Office, at Gay Street, Cambridge MD.


Name
Cambridge Public Defender
Address
310 Gay Street, Cambridge, Maryland, 21613
Phone
410-221-2570
Fax
410-221-2574

About the Cambridge Public Defender

The Cambridge Public Defender, located in Cambridge, MD, represents defendants who cannot afford an attorney. The Public Defender fulfills the Constitutional guarantee of the right to have an attorney. In Cambridge, the Public Defender Office provides legal representation to individuals facing incarceration without the financial means to hire their own lawyer.

You may contact the Public Defender for questions about:
  • Legal representation in Cambridge
  • Criminal defense services and assigned counsel
  • Cambridge Legal Aid, Bar Association and Defender Association
  • Public court records
  • Free legal advice
Cambridge Public Defenders

The Public Defender Office serves individuals charged with breaking the law, including in civil and criminal cases. In Cambridge, the Public Defender works with the Dorchester County and Maryland Public Defender Offices to ensure legal representation for accused offenders.

Free Legal Services

In Cambridge, the Public Attorney Office provides legal services to those charged with a crime. This includes legal services for juvenile offenders charged in juvenile delinquency proceedings. Public Defenders also represent individuals in mental health proceedings, adult guardianship proceedings, or in proceedings where the individual's mental capacity is challenged.

Cambridge Legal Representation

In addition to the Public Defender Office, Cambridge residents can identify low-cost or no-cost defense services through the American Bar Association or the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. These bodies set professional guidelines on indigent defense services, including standards and practices to assure independence from interference and to guarantee timely and qualified representation.

Dorchester County Court Records

The Public Defender maintains court records on their trials, including cases before criminal courts and civil courts. These records may provide information about the trial, any plea bargain offers, and sentencing proceedings. Contact the Public Defender Office for more information about Dorchester County court records.

Maryland State Public Defender Offices

In addition to the Cambridge Public Defender, many Public Defender Offices operate in Maryland. The state's Public Defender Commission oversees local Public Defenders. While local offices operate largely independently with minimal influence from state agencies, the Public Defender Commission directs policy at a state level.

Federal Public Defender

At the federal level, the Chief Federal Public Defenders represent individuals charged with crimes who cannot afford an attorney. Federal Public Defenders in Dorchester County, Maryland receive appointments from the court of appeals for a term of four years.

Contact the Cambridge Public Defender

You may contact the Cambridge Public Defender by calling 410-221-2570, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Cambridge Public Defender, 310 Gay Street, Cambridge, Maryland, 21613.


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