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Defense Services


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Helpful Links

Legal Links: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Collateral Consequences for Juvenile Adjudications Community Legal Aid Criminal Justice Council Delaware Center for Justice Delaware Code Delaware Courts Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA) Delaware Trial Lawyers Association (DTLA) Delaware Volunteer Legal Services Delaware Motor Vehicles (DMV) Department of Justice (DOJ) Department of Services for Children, Youth and Families […]

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Attorney Phone List

CHIEF DEFENDER – BRENDAN O’NEILL – (302) 577-5200 CHIEF DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER – TODD CONNER – (302) 577-5123 CHIEF OF LEGAL SERVICES – LISA MINUTOLA – (302) 577-5118 DIRECTOR OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT – DAWN WILLIAMS – (302) 577-5147 CHIEF CONFLICT COUNSEL – STEPHANIE VOLTURO – (302) 468-5075   NEW CASTLE COUNTY Division Head Robert […]

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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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Press

The Office of Defense Services is committed to transparency and helping members of the press as much as possible, whenever possible. Below are recent pieces of press about the office or involving staff. Members of the media should contact Jon Offredo, the office’s Public Information Officer, at jon.offredo@state.de.us, or at 302-932-4967. Chief Defender Brendan O’Neill […]

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Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

The Office of Defense Services organizes and hosts a variety of Continuing Legal Education programs (CLE) for all attorneys admitted to the Delaware State Bar Association. All programs will be presented live in the 3rd Floor Conference Room of the Carvel State Building in Wilmington and videophone access is provided for attorneys in Kent and […]

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Interpreter Services

The Office of the Public Defender will provide necessary interpretive services for your legal representation free of charge.   NEW CASTLE COUNTY OFFICE A Spanish interpreter is available at our New Castle County Courthouse Office (500 N. King Street, Second Floor, Wilmington, DE) every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need the […]

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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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