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Sacramento Office:
801 I Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-498-5710

Capital Habeas:
801 I Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: 916-498-6656

Fresno Office:
2300 Tulare Street,
Suite 330
Fresno, CA 93721
Fax: 559-487-5950

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The Office of the Federal Defender for the Eastern District of California is authorized under Title 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, the Criminal Justice Act, to provide legal representation to persons financially unable to retain counsel in federal criminal and related proceedings. Representation includes counsel and investigative, expert and other services.

Members of the Federal Defender’s Office share a commitment to excellence and a passion for justice in representing indigent people accused of a myriad of federal criminal offenses. We provide quality legal representation and/or advice to individuals financially unable to employ counsel in federal criminal cases and related matters in the federal courts. We handle a wide range of cases including felonies, misdemeanors, appeals, non-capital habeas matters and capital habeas matters. We are advocates for our clients – we want our legal system to be fair to all. Our mission is to exceed the expectations of our clients every day by providing the highest caliber of legal counsel and advice.

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