Santa Barbara County Public Defender Office

Welcome to The Office of the Public Defender, which exists to provide legal services to those persons who qualify for our assistance. Lawyers, investigators and secretarial staff are employed to accomplish this goal.

If you have been arrested and cannot afford representation we will represent you with:

  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Juveniles
  • Investigations
  • Conservatorships
  • Drug Court
  • Specialty Court
  • Parole Re-entry Court

 As public employees and representatives of the County of Santa Barbara, we value integrity, respect for our customers and each other, a strong work ethic and a safe environment.

County of Santa Barbara Office of the Public Defender


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Santa Barbara County

Office of the Public Defender


Public Defender

Office Locations:

Santa Barbara Office
Court House
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone:  (805) 568-3470
Fax:  (805) 568-3536

Santa Maria Office
312-P East Cook Street
Santa Maria, CA   93454
Phone:  (805) 346-7500
Fax:  (805) 614-6735

Santa Maria Juvenile Office
Juvenile Court Facility
4285 California Blvd., Suite C
Santa Maria, CA  93455
Phone:  (805) 934-6944
Fax:  (805) 934-6945

Lompoc Office
115 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA    93436
Phone:  (805) 737-7770
Fax:  (805) 737-7881

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