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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, please call the below numbers and speak […]

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Upcoming Events

The Office of Defense Services and several stakeholders are planning expungement clinics and second chance workshops over the next couple of months. Contact Post-Disposition Coordinator Eliza Hirst, eliza.hirst@delaware.gov, for more details. April 23rd Festival of HOPE at the Wilmington Police Athletic League Center at 1 p.m April 28th Second Chances Workshop at the Rt 9 […]

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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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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. The ODS employs over 75 full-time attorneys with the office who receive support from a staff of interpreters, criminal investigators, forensic […]

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