In an effort to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Law Offices of the Public Defender is temporarily CLOSED until further notice. The Riverside Superior Courts are also closed and only hearing certain emergency matters and allowing only limited personnel into their buildings. Our attorneys and staff continue to work, however, so if you are a client of the Public Defender, please call our office and leave a voicemail message with your attorney’s name, your case number and your contact information. You will receive a return call.
We also encourage you to periodically check the status of your case online by accessing the Riverside Superior Court’s website at:
It is the mission of this office to provide the most competent and professional legal representation possible to those individuals who are charged with a crime or involved in certain civil matters. We believe that members of our community, and others, wish to be informed of the full range of services provided by our offices. The creation of this web site is an effort to assist you in understanding who we are and where we are located. We hope that the information we present here will help answer many questions about how we function and how the criminal justice system in Riverside county operates in general. In addition, we have included links to web sites and e-mail addresses of other members of the criminal justice community as well as providers of information about the courts and legal processes in general. It is our hope that this will allow you easy access to additional help and services that you may need in our community, county, state and nation. We appreciate the interest you have shown by visiting our site, and I hope this service will be of some help to you. Should you require further information, just e-mail or call us and we will be more than happy to assist you.