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

From agency: Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Resource Details
Description REPRESENTATION: Provides legal representation to individuals who have been arrested or summoned for a offense which can lead to incarceration.

INTAKE PROCEDURE:
--INCARCERATED CLIENT: Incarcerated individuals are interviewed to see if they are eligible for a public defender by the detention center. Client must request a public defender.

--"ON THE STREET" CLIENT: Clients who are out on bail or on their own recognizance must contact the Commissioner's Office.
Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Howard County
 
Hours of operation:
Mon: 8AM 5PM
Tue: 8AM 4PM
Wed: 8AM 4PM
Thu: 8AM 4PM
Fri: 8AM 4PM
Program
Eligibility Indigent persons who have been charged with a crime or misdemeanor (based on income and other criteria, e.g. family size/med bills).
Languages Offered Language Line.
Program Fees None
Application Process For incarcerated clients, must go through the detention center. Other's must apply through the commissioner's office.
Documents Required Proof of income, two pay stubs (must be less than 30 days old), unemployment benefits, SSI, and any other source of income and court date and charging documents.
Volunteer Requirements Law student.
Volunteer Duties Assist clients.
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Contact Information
Toll Free Number 877-430-5187
Fax Number 410-480-7775
Main 410-480-7777
Main Contact Name Lidia Strange
Main Contact Title Office Manager
Main Contact Phone 410-480-7777
Director or Senior Administrator Name Louis Willemin
Director or Senior Administrator Title District Public Defender
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 410-480-7777
Sites offering this Program 3451 Court House Drive