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The Public Defender is
Paul B. DeWolfe
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Maryland is divided into twelve operational districts. Each District conforms to the statutory geographic boundaries of the District Courts. OPD maintains offices in each of these districts.
There are nine statewide divisions within the Office of the Public Defender (OPD).
Bail Reviewed: Report of the Court Observation Program
2017 Annual Report
The High Cost of Bail: How Maryland’s Reliance on Money Bail Jails the Poor and Costs the Community Millions.
OPD is looking for zealous advocates for the following positions:
To learn more about attorney recruitment as well as law clerk, and volunteer opportunities with OPD click here
OPD is seeking Bilingual Clinical Social Workers to serve as consultants. Click here for more information.
If you received a call to wire money interationally for bail click here.
DO YOU HAVE A CASE INVOLVING AN INDICTED OFFICER?
If so, click here or call 410-914-7858.
NEWS & MEDIA
Press Release: Court Observation Project Finds Minimal Use of Money Bail with Reliance on Held Without Bail for Some Charges; Recommends More Robust Pretrial Services and Other Measures
Response to City Solicitor and State’s Attorney’s Announcement to “Streamline” the Obligation to Disclose BPD Officer Internal Affairs Documents to Defense Counsel in Criminal Cases
Increasing Prison Sentences – By Any Name or Number – Won’t Stem Violence
Why Should We Trust Baltimore Police With Aerial Surveillance Technology?
For more news, click here.
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