Office of the Public Defender, Anne Arundel County, Glen Burnie
www.opd.state.md.us

From agency: Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Resource Details
Description EGAL REPRESENTATION: Provides legal representation to income eligible individuals who have been arrested or summoned for a jailable offense.

INTAKE PROCEDURE:
---INCARCERATED CLIENT: Incarcerated clients will first meet with a commissioner to determine eligibility. If a client has not seen a commissioner prior to incarceration, a family member or the client should contact the public defender’s office at: (410)-295-8800 for further instruction. 

---"ON THE STREET" CLIENT: Clients who are out on bail, on the own recognizance, or charged with a jailable offense must contact the District Court Commissioner’s Offices.  

INTAKE DOCUMENTATION: These documents may be required by the Commissioner’s Office. The Public Defender’s office no longer require these documents. Clients must bring identification, case number (s), charging documents (summary of charges, summons), and verification of income for the last 30 days (2 pay stubs if paid biweekly, 4 if paid weekly). If no income, bring award letters (social security, food stamps, or other public assistance) to the interview. 

Clients may complete the application prior to arriving at the commissioner’s office. Download the application at: http://www.courts.state.md.us/district/forms/general/dc099_102017wm.pdf
 
Upon receipt of a Final Approval by the commissioner’s office, you must contact the public defender’s office listed in the section of the Final Qualification marked “IMPORTANT” for further instruction and attorney information.
 
Clients may apply at any District Court Commissioner’s Office in the state. A complete list can be found at:           www.courts.state.md.us/district/directories/commissionermap.html
Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Anne Arundel County
 
Hours Of Operation Commissioner's Office is 24 hours/7 days a week.

Mon: 8AM 5PM
Tue: 8AM 5PM
Wed: 8AM 5PM
Thu: 8AM 5PM
Fri: 8AM 5PM
Program
Eligibility Indigent persons who have committed a crime or misdemeanor (based on income and other criteria, e.g. family size /medical bills in extreme circumstances).
Languages Offered Most accommodations can be made, depending on need.
Program Fees Call for information.
Application Process Apply in person with documentation.
Documents Required Call for information.
Volunteer Requirements 16 and older.
Volunteer Duties Clerical and law clerk assistance.
Programs at this agency Office of the Public Defender, Baltimore City
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Office of the Public Defender, Somerset County
Office of the Public Defender, St. Mary's County
Office of the Public Defender, Queen Anne's County
Office of the Public Defender, Prince George's County
Office of the Public Defender, Montgomery County
Office of the Public Defender, Howard County
Office of the Public Defender, Caroline County
Office of the Public Defender, Garrett County
Office of the Public Defender, Worcester County


Contact Information
Toll Free Number 887-430-5187
Fax Number 410-760-4186
Main 410-412-7102
Commissioner's Office 410-260-1817
Main Contact Name Tara Robb
Main Contact Title Office Manager
Main Contact Phone 410-295-8800
Main Contact Email Address trobb@opd.state.md.us
Director or Senior Administrator Name
Director or Senior Administrator Title
Director or Senior Administrator Phone
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address
Sites offering this Program District Court Commissioner's Office - Glen Burnie
Glen Burnie District Court Public Defender