Office of the Public Defender, Queen Anne's 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, facing a possible jail sentence or a fine greater than $500.

INTAKE PROCEDURE:
1) INCARCERATED CLIENT: Incarcerated clients first go through 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. 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. (Stubs must be less than 30 days old.)
3) Court Date.

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

Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Queen Annes County
Physical Address 120 Broadway
Centreville MD
21617 United States
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Hours of operation:
Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Disabilities Access Yes.
Program
Eligibility Indigent persons who have committed a crime or misdemeanor. Eligibility is based on income compared to Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees $50 Administration fee. $25 for juveniles.
Application Process Clients will be interviewed by the intake specialist, must complete written application and be asked to provide information about your income and assets.
Documents Required Call for information.
Volunteer Requirements Student Interns only.
Volunteer Duties Clerical and office duties.
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Contact Information
Mailing Address PO box 230
Centreville MD
21617 United States
Toll Free Number 887-430-5187
Fax Number 410-819-4030
Main 410-819-4020
Alternate Number 410-819-4022
Main Email Address sskipp@opd.state.md.us
Main Contact Name John Northrop
Main Contact Title Deputy District Public Defenter
Main Contact Phone 410-819-4022
Main Contact Email Address jnorthrop@opd.state.md.us
Director or Senior Administrator Name Stefan Skipp
Director or Senior Administrator Title District Public Defender
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 410-819-4022
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address sskipp@opd.state.md.us


 


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