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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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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 pm to 4:30 pm If you need the assistance […]

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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 en […]

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