Napa County Office of the Public Defender


Office of the Public DefenderProfessional and Effective Criminal Defense

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Office of the Public Defender

The Public Defender’s office provides legal representation for adults and juveniles who are charged with criminal offenses and are unable to hire private counsel.

The Public Defender protects the constitutional rights of every individual charged with misdemeanors and felonies in this County by its presence at every critical stage of the proceedings in every court at every calendar, to provide the crucible in determining whether charges brought are true in whole, in part or at all.

The Public Defender also staffs both juvenile and adult drug courts, defends those who are subject to involuntary commitment petitions, and defends some patients who are housed at Napa State Hospital and in need of medical treatment.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Napa County Public Defender
1127 First St. Suite 265
Napa, CA 94559 (map)

Phone: (707) 253-4442
Fax: (707) 253-4407