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Helpful Links

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Know Your Rights

It is crucial to know your rights when interacting with law enforcement officers. What you do and say during your initial contact with the authorities can have lasting impacts on the outcome of your case. Some helpful tips are below.   If you are stopped by law enforcement: You have the right to remain silent. […]

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How Do I Get An Attorney?

If you are incarcerated after your arrest, an intake investigator from the Office of Defense Services will interview you and an attorney from the Public Defender’s Office (PDO) or the Office of Conflicts Counsel (OCC) will be appointed to represent you. If you are released after your arrest, you should go to the Office of […]

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Upcoming Events

On July 21, the Office of Defense Services, along with the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, is hosting an expungement clinic for juveniles on July 21, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Thurman Adams State Service Center in Georgetown. Space is limited so you must register for an appointment on a first […]

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Our Mission

The Office of Defense Services (ODS) provides defense attorneys for people accused of crimes who cannot afford to hire their own lawyers. The ODS maintains offices in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties. Attorneys with the ODS defend adults and juveniles who have been charged with crimes in Delaware. The guiding principle at the ODS […]

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En Español

Si usted habla español, oprima el botón ubicado abajo que dice “translate” (traducir). Servicios de Intérprete La Oficina del Defensor Público proveerá los servicios de intérprete que sean necesarios para la representación legal de su caso sin costo alguno.   Oficina del Condado de New Castle Se encuentra disponible un intérprete para el idioma español […]

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Our Services

The Office of Defense Services provides a variety of legal and support services to its clients throughout the state. Every case is handled by skilled professionals who are accredited in their field of expertise. There are 77 full-time attorneys with an average 15.5 years of experience with the office who receive support from a staff […]

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