Washao County, NV Alternate Public Defender and Juvenile Division

Washao County, NV Alternate Public Defender and Juvenile Division

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The Washao County Alternate Public Defenders (APD) and Juvenile Division, located in Reno, Nevada, protects the indigent’s constitutional rights by providing a voice in their defense in Washoe County Courtrooms. To advocate for the rights of those accused by the government requires courage, character and compassion. There are 18 employees in the office, consisting of 11 lawyers, two investigators, three legal secretaries and two office support specialists. In addition, there are two bilingual staff members to handle inquiries from those who speak Spanish. This office handles adult criminal cases ranging from misdemeanor domestic batteries to murder cases where the prosecutor seeks the death penalty. Any person facing criminal charges or termination of their parental rights and cannot afford an attorney is potentially entitled to the services of the Washoe County Alternate Public Defender’s Office. The attorneys in the office also handle cases involving juveniles involved in the juvenile justice system. All Specialty Courts in Washoe County, both at District Court and Justice Court levels, are covered by APD lawyers. If the court has assigned a public defender to your case in Washao County, please contact the office head for further assistance.
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