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

From agency: Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Resource Details
Description

OVERVIEW: Provides legal representation for any individual with low or no income, who have been arrested or summoned for a jail able offense in the state of Maryland.

INTAKE PROCEDURE:
1) INCARCERATED CLIENT: Incarcerated clients first go through the diagnostic center at the Detention Center. After they have been classified according to area of incarceration, they are seen by 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. An interview MUST take place at least 10 working days before the scheduled court date. Clients must bring the following documents to the interview: charging documents (summary of charges, summons), court date, and verification of income including two pay stubs (must be less than 30 days old).
If qualified, the client will immediately be appointed a public defender.

3) 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 - Garrett County
Physical Address 105 South Second Street, Suite 5
Oakland MD
21550 United States
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Hours of operation:
Fri: 8AM 5PM
Thu: 8AM 5PM
Wed: 8AM 5PM
Tue: 8AM 5PM
Mon: 8AM 5PM
Disabilities Access Yes.
Program
Eligibility Low or no income individuals who have committed a crime or misdemeanor and cannot afford a lawyer.
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees $50 administration fee. $25 for juveniles.
Application Process Call for an appointment or walk-in.
Documents Required Call for details.
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Contact Information
Mailing Address 105 South Second Street, Suite 5
Oakland MD
21550 United States
Toll Free Number 877-430-5187
Fax Number 301-334-5795
Intake 301-334-9196
Main Contact Name
Main Contact Title
Main Contact Phone
Main Contact Email Address
Director or Senior Administrator Name Raymond Strubin
Director or Senior Administrator Title Supervising Attorney
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 301-334-9196
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address rstrubin@opd.state.md.us


 


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