How do I contact my public defender?

You can call them at 530-265-1400 and ask to speak to them. If you do not know who your Deputy Public Defender is, the secretarial staff can figure that out with your name. It also is helpful if you have your case number. If you are directed to voicemail, please speak slowly and clearly and identify yourself by first and last name. Without both your first and last name, we might not know who you are. Make sure you leave a good phone number and if that number changes, please update us.

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1. I think I have a warrant. What should I do?
2. When is my next court date?
3. Should I expect to be remanded into custody?
4. What should I expect at my first court appearance?
5. Can I speak to a public defender before my first appearance?
6. What happens if I'm in custody and the police want to talk to me or to place me in a lineup?
7. How do I get a public defender?
8. Are public defender's "real" lawyers?
9. Should I just hire a private lawyer?
10. How do I contact my public defender?
11. I like a certain attorney. Can I choose who is assigned to my case?
12. I don't like my current deputy public defender. Can I get a new one?
13. How can I expunge a conviction from my record?