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


APPLY FOR PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICES click on link here.  Print and bring into one of our office locations.  

Santa Barbara County Public Defender


Santa Barbara Public Defender
1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 568-3470
Contact via email