Office of the Public Defender
191 East Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 563-8901, Fax: (240) 773-9660
Contact: Brian Shefferman, District Public Defender
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:00am-3:30pm for Initial Consultations) (8:00am-4:30pm for Attorney Meetings)
The Office of the Public Defender provides legal services to eligible individuals. They provide legal assistance to indigents for crimes, delinquencies and adolescents in need of assistance. This program serves all ages. Referrals are made through the Courts. Representation is provided in District Courts, Juvenile Courts, Circuit Courts, police custody and related collateral hearings, Children in Need of Assistance (CINA) and termination of parental rights (TPR) cases. These services cost $50.00 for adults and $25.00 for juveniles.
Subjects Handled: Criminal Defense, Juveniles (See Index for Additional Organizations)
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