Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California’s Fresno Office
The Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California is located in Fresno, California. The office is authorized under the Criminal Justice Act to provide legal representation to persons financially unable to retain counsel in federal criminal and related proceedings. Members of the Federal Defender’s Office share a commitment to excellence and a passion for justice in representing indigent people accused of a myriad of federal criminal offenses. The office provides legal representation and/or advice to individuals financially unable to employ counsel in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts. Federal Public Defenders’s Office advocates for the poor and wants the legal system to be fair to all. Their mission is to exceed their clients’ expectations every day by providing the highest caliber of legal counsel and advice. Representation includes counsel and investigative, expert and other services necessary for an adequate defense. They handle caseloads concerning federal misdemeanors, felonies, parole and probation violations, grand jury representations, direct appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, petitions for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court, and habeas corpus petitions. Federal Public Defenders’s main office is located in Sacramento. The Fresno Branch Office serves the following Counties: Calaveras, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne. Attorney supervision and administration are handled through Sacramento, with on-site supervision and administrative support provided by a supervisory attorney and a branch office administrator.