Due to the current recommendations from the CDC regarding COVID-19, the Fresno County Public Defender’s Office will be closed to the public until April 30, 2020, in order to protect the health and safety of both clients and employees. If you have questions about your case or need to contact your attorney you may still call us at (559) 600-3546, or (559) 600-6155 for Juvenile matters. We take pride in providing you excellent representation and will work with you to make your commitments to the court while maintaining your health.

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Led by Public Defender, Elizabeth Diaz, the Fresno County Public Defender's Office has been in operation for more than 50 years.

The mission of the Public Defender’s Office is to vigorously protect and defend the rights of indigent clients as guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Our goal is to provide full and fair legal representation with respect and compassion for all. 

Whether we are public defenders, paralegals, investigators, support staff, or social workers, we are all warriors against social injustice and inequality.  We work hard and advocate for people in order to restore and affirm their human dignity and values, and to vindicate their legal and human rights.



This site is intended to provide general information. This site does not provide legal advice and is not meant to establish an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice contact an attorney.