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Grievance Form

Download the Grievance Form in English or Spanish Access the Grievance Form Acceso a la forma para quejas

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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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Contact Information

Phone Numbers & Office Locations Carvel State Office Building 820 N. French St. 3rd Floor Wilmington, Delaware 19801 (302) 577-5200 Fax: (302) 577-3995 or (302) 577-6986Get Directions from MapQuest Main Office Central Administration Appellate Unit New Castle County Criminal Investigations Unit Forensic Services Unit New Castle County Superior Court Trial Unit New Castle County Courthouse […]

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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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Awards

Employees with the Office of Defense Services have been fortunate enough to receive a variety of local, state, and national honors over the years. The office has twice been the recipient of the Governor’s Team Excellence Award and our Attorneys have been named among the top practitioners in their field of expertise, as well as […]

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Employee Awards

In October 2009, the Office of Defense Services established an Employee Recognition Program to recognize employees who make outstanding contributions to our office and our clients. Each quarter, fellow employees are invited to nominate individuals they believe are deserving of this award. The nominations are reviewed by a Recognition Committee consisting of employees from our […]

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Recent 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. The Delaware Way broadcast […]

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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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