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    What We Do

    The Law Office of the Public Defender operates to defend citizens who are accused of a criminal offense and who are at risk for going to jail.  This includes Felonies, Misdemeanors, Preliminary Hearings, Extraditions, and Juvenile Delinquency.  We also handle some Children's Services cases, some child support contempt cases, and we can assist with reductions in child support.  We don't handle divorces, child custody, bankruptcies, employment disputes, collections, Landlord/Tenant, or other non-criminal defense work.  Agencies that might be able to offer assistance are:


     Legal AID 
    333 W. First Street 
    Ste. 500A
    Dayton, OH 45402-3031
    (937) 228-8088
    (800) 867-9431
    FAX: (937) 449-8131



    Volunteer Lawyer Project
    610 Performance Place
    109 N. Main Street
    Dayton, OH  45402
    (888) 534-1432


     Dayton Bar Association
    109 N. Main St., Suite 600
    Dayton, OH 45402-1129
    937.222.1308 (Fax)


    State Public Defender
    250 E. Broad St., Suite 1400
    Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 466-5394
    (800) 686-1573









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