Welcome to the website of the Maryland Office of the Public Defender: Justice, Fairness and Dignity For All
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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).
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 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: New Charges Against Previously Indicted Officer Underscores Widespread, Lengthy Nature of BPD Corruption; Individuals in Cases Impacted Remain Wrongly Incarcerated
Supreme Court Rejects Maryland’s Appeal of Marijuana-Frisk Decision
New Maryland Law Lets Some Prisoners Seek Reduced Sentences for Drug Crimes
Defense Attorneys Urge Court to Open Personnel Files of Indicted Baltimore Officers
State Officials Held in Contempt in Lawsuit Over Mentally Ill Inmates
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