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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 eight statewide divisions within the Office of the Public Defender (OPD).
The High Cost of Bail: How Maryland’s Reliance on Money Bail Jails the Poor and Costs the Community Millions.
Maryland's Public Defender is often appointed to legislative task forces that consider criminal justice public policy. Click here for all the latest information.
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 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.
Press Release: District Public Defender and Director of Juvenile Justice Policy Testify at Legislative Briefing on Public Safety in Baltimore
Committee to Discuss Baltimore Violence with Hogan’s ‘Truth-in-Sentencing’ Proposal on Many Minds
Fixing the Unfair Bail System is Worth the Costs
State Opens $35 Million Youth Detention Facility in Baltimore
The Deal Prosecutors Offer When They Have No Cards Left to Play
The Freedom Plea: How Prosecutors Deny Exonerations by Dangling the Prison Keys
DeWolfe Urges Justices to Let Marijuana-Frisk Decision Stand
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