Office of the Public Defender, Calvert County
www.opd.state.md.us/opd/Districts/Dist4.aspx

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

INTAKE PROCEDURE:
1) INCARCERATED CLIENT: Incarcerated clients first go through the diagnostic center at the Detention Center. After they have been classified by area of incarceration, they are interviewed to see if they are eligible for a public defender.

2) "ON THE STREET" CLIENT: Clients who are out on bail or on their own recognizance must contact the Public Defender's Office (see locations at end of file). They should contact the nearest office by telephone to ascertain what documentation they need to bring to the office for the interview to prove income-eligibility. The interview MUST take place at least 10 business days before the court date.

INTAKE DOCUMENTATION: Clients must bring the following documents to the interview:

1) Charging documents (summary of charges, summons, court date)
2) Verification of income, if available

If qualified, the client will  be assigned a public defender.
Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Calvert County
 
Hours Of Operation Walk-in / Intake hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30AM-11:30AM and 1PM–3:30PM.

Mon: 8AM 5PM
Tue: 8AM 5PM
Wed: 8AM 5PM
Thu: 8AM 5PM
Fri: 8AM 5PM
Program
Eligibility Indigent persons who are charged with committing a crime or misdemeanor (based on income and other criteria, e.g. family size/medical bills)
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees $50 Administration fee. $25 for juvenile (not required to be paid prior to applying for services)
Application Process Call for more information.
Documents Required Call for more information.
Volunteer Requirements This program use's student volunteers under certain conditions.
Volunteer Duties Clerical, law clerk.
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Contact Information
Toll Free Number 877-430-5187
Fax Number 410-535-8823
Main 443-550-6800
Main Email Address mbeach@opd.state.md.us
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Sites offering this Program 200 Duke Street