The Public Defender’s Office is now open during regular business hours. Office appointments for misdemeanor cases are currently still being conducted by phone. Please call the office to contact your Attorney prior to your court date.
If you need to provide proof of community service, payments or programs, please e-mail documents to PDInfo@countyofmerced.com. You may still email proof or you may come to the office and we can scan it into your file.
To serve Individuals who are unable to afford private counsel by the appointment of skilled and dedicated attorneys from our office. Many clients facing the lowest level misdemeanor to the most serious felony receive the benefit of our legal counsel and trial advocacy.
Our Mission is to provide effective advocacy for the accused. All of our clients are treated in a way that recognizes their fundamental dignity and humanity, which are attributes that survive all accusations and judgments.