Garrett County Public Defender in Oakland Maryland

Address and phone number for Garrett County Public Defender, a Public Defender Office, at South 2nd Street, Oakland MD.


Name
Garrett County Public Defender
Address
105 South 2nd Street, Oakland, Maryland, 21550
Phone
301-334-9196
Fax
301-334-5795

About the Garrett County Public Defender

The Garrett County Public Defender, located in Oakland, MD, represents defendants who cannot afford an attorney. The Public Defender fulfills the Constitutional guarantee of the right to have an attorney. In Oakland, 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 Oakland
  • Criminal defense services and assigned counsel
  • Oakland Legal Aid, Bar Association and Defender Association
  • Public court records
  • Free legal advice
Oakland Public Defenders

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

Free Legal Services

In Oakland, 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.

Oakland Legal Representation

In addition to the Public Defender Office, Oakland 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.

Garrett 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 Garrett County court records.

Maryland State Public Defender Offices

In addition to the Garrett County 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 Garrett County, Maryland receive appointments from the court of appeals for a term of four years.

Contact the Garrett County Public Defender

You may contact the Garrett County Public Defender by calling 301-334-9196, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Garrett County Public Defender, 105 South 2nd Street, Oakland, Maryland, 21550.


Map of Garrett County Public Defender in Oakland Maryland


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