Public Defender


Founded in 1960, the San Bernardino County Public Defender protects the interests of criminal and civil commitment defendants by providing skilled legal counsel and passionate advocacy. Our office enjoys a solid reputation for integrity, diligence and professionalism, and plays a key role in the countyís administration of justice. In fiscal year 2008-2009, the office handled roughly 60,000 cases countywide.

This website is an excellent place to begin to learn about the San Bernardino County Public Defenderís office. Among other information, these pages describe our departmentís history, office locations, community outreach programs, and recruitment. Our Links page includes helpful links to the websites of other members of the community who play significant roles in the criminal justice system. In addition, our Frequently Asked Questions page provides answers for the most frequently posed, pressing questions about the criminal justice system.

Please contact the PD Webmaster for further information about this website. Please note, however, email communication may not remain confidential.