General Information

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    2220 Tulare Street, Suite 300,
    Fresno, CA 93721
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The Law Office of the Public Defender is dedicated to the full and fair representation of all persons in our community who cannot afford legal counsel and are in danger of being deprived of a liberty interest due to a criminal accusation or other statutorily defined state action.  It is the goal of the Public Defender’s Office to protect every client’s constitutional rights, to defend against discriminatory treatment and disproportionate punishment, and to ensure that no one who is innocent is ever wrongfully convicted.  We are committed to providing all mandated legal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner while holding ourselves to the highest professional and ethical standards.
Elizabeth Diaz, Public Defender  

Elizabeth Diaz
Public Defender

For general information, click on office locations, contact information, and employment information. We also included helpful links to the websites of other members of the community who play a significant role in the criminal justice system. In addition, our Frequently Asked Questions page provides answers for common questions about the criminal justice system. 

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Mental Health
Although we do not usually assist people directly with Certificates of Rehabilitation and Expungements, we do provide information and forms on How to Clean Up Your Record

We appreciate your interest and hope this service will be of some help. Should you require further information, just e-mail or call us and we will be more than happy to assist you.  


This site is intended to provide general information which you should verify with a lawyer before relying upon. This site does not provide legal advice and is not meant to establish an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice you should ALWAYS contact a lawyer.