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Welcome to the Public Defender's Office

Our mission is to zealously protect and defend the rights of our clients through compassionate and inspired legal representation of the highest quality, in pursuit of a fair and unbiased system of justice for all.

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Alameda County Criminal Record Relief

We may be able to assist with

  • Reducing/reclassifying/dismissal of certain convictions
  • Early termination of probation
  • Certificates of rehabilitation
  • And more
Learn more by visiting our Clean Slate page.

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The Public Defender's Office is looking for a Clean Slate Legal Fellow and a Legal Secretary. Visit our Jobs page for details!


Where to Find Us

Please note that our offices are not currently open to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please give us a call if you believe our office can help you.

Main/Lakeside Office

1401 Lakeside Drive, Ste. 400
Oakland, CA 94612-4219
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Phone: (510) 272-6600
Fax: (510) 272-6610

This office handles cases that are being heard at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, which is located at 1225 Fallon St., Oakland.

Oakland Branch Office

545 4th Street 
Oakland, CA 94607-3510
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Phone: (510) 268-7400
Fax: (510) 268-7262

Interview Hours: 

We are not currently accepting walk-ins. Please call during interview hours:

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Clean Slate joint walk-in clinic with the Public Defender and EBCLC is not currently accepting walk-ins. Please see the Clean Slate page for more information.

This office handles cases that are being heard at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse, which is located at 661 Washington St., Oakland.

Fremont Branch Office

39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Room 105
Fremont, CA 94538

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Phone: (510) 795-2600

Fax: (510) 795-2622

Interviews Hours:

We are not currently accepting walk-ins. Please call during interview hours:


Monday through Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

This office is located inside the Fremont Hall of Justice.

Dublin Branch Office

5149 Gleason Drive, #C155
Dublin, CA 94568
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Phone: (925) 551-6863
Fax: (925) 828-7496

Interview Hours:

We are not currently accepting walk-ins. Please call during interview hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Clean Slate joint walk-in clinic with the Public Defender and EBCLC is not currently accepting walk-ins. Please see the Clean Slate page for more information.

This office is located inside the East County Hall of Justice.

Juvenile Branch Office

2500 Fairmont Drive, Suite C-3041
San Leandro, CA 94578-1006
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Phone: (510) 667-4496
Fax: (510) 667-4390

Interviews Hours:

We are not currently accepting walk-ins. Please call during interview hours:

Monday through Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This office is located in the Juvenile Justice Center.

North County Investigations Office

1401 Lakeside Drive, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-8559
 
Phone: (510) 272-6421
Fax: (510) 272-5048

South County Investigations Office

5149 Gleason Drive, #C155
Dublin, CA 94568
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Phone: (925) 551-6863
Fax: (925) 828-7496

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DISCLAIMER: This site is meant to provide information of a general nature which you should verify with an attorney before relying upon it. It 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 an attorney.