Office of the Public Defender, Wicomico County
www.opd.state.md.us

From agency: Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Resource Details
Description LEGAL SERVICES: Provides legal representation to income eligible individuals who have been arrested for a criminal offense as well as traffic violations with must appears, violation probation, child support with content, over $500, and will be facing a possible jail sentence.

-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.

-"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 working days before the court date.

-Intake Documentation: Clients must bring the following documents to the interview:

1) Charging documents (summary of charges, summons).
2) Verification of income. 2 pay stubs (must be less than 30 days old).
3) Court Date.

If qualified, the client will immediately be appointed a public defender.

-Client Services Division: The Public Defender refers clients who may need extra advocacy during the trial to this division. The client may have mitigating circumstances, such as a history of substance abuse, mental illness or HIV, which would suggest the need for an alternative to incarceration. The client is evaluated and, if eligible, is returned to the courtroom with an advocate and expert witnesses.
Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Wicomico County
Physical Address 201 Baptist Street Suite 26
Salisbury MD
21801 United States
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Hours Of Operation Intake: Mon-Fri 9AM-11:30AM & 1-3PM.

Mon: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8:30AM 4:30PM
Program
Eligibility Indigent persons who have committed a crime or misdemeanor (based on income and other criteria, e.g. family size/med bills).
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees None.
Application Process Call for information.
Documents Required See notes.
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Contact Information
Mailing Address 201 Baptist Street Suite 26
Salisbury MD
21801 United States
Toll Free Number 877-430-5187
Fax Number 410-713-3410
Main 410-713-3400
Main Email Address chasity.simpson@maryland.gov
Main Contact Name Arch McFadden
Main Contact Title Deputy Public Defender
Main Contact Phone 410-713-3400
Main Contact Email Address archibald.mcfadden@maryland.gov
Director or Senior Administrator Name Chasity Simpson
Director or Senior Administrator Title District Public Defender
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 410-713-3400
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address chasity.simpson@maryland.gov
Sites offering this Program 201 Baptist Street