Linda A. Thompson
Government Code Section 27706
defines the duties of the Public Defender. Generally, the Public Defender is
responsible for representing any person financially unable to employ counsel and
who is charged with the commission of any contempt or criminal offense triable
in the Superior Courts of the County at all stages of the proceedings. The
Public Defender also represents minors in wardship proceedings, persons alleged
to be sexually violent predators or mentally disordered sex offenders, and
mentally ill persons at hearings to determine their mental condition, and in
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. We take seriously our office motto.
The Noblest Motive is the Public Good, and we believe it is an honor to serve our clients.
|Main Office||175 S. School Street|
Ukiah CA 95482
|Coast Office Branch||700 S. Franklin, Suite E|
Fort Bragg CA 95437