Addressing Your Legal Needs

Need Legal Assistance?

Legal assistance is only the beginning.

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) is here to help you and your family as you navigate the District of Columbia’s juvenile and criminal justice systems. Any contact with the justice system—whether it’s an arrest, conviction, or incarceration—can cause stress, confusion, and hardship in your life. We are committed to serving you during this difficult time, and we hope you will find the below information helpful.