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Public Defender
Keri Klein
Public Defender

109 North Pine Street
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Phone: 530.265.1400
Fax: 530.478.5626
publicdefender@co.nevada.ca.us

Welcome to the Public Defender

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Amendment IV – The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects...
HomePageIcons.png IMMIGRATION RESOURCE TOOLKIT
Providing information about resources available to address immigration questions and issues.
HomePageIcons.png COLLABORATIVE COURTS
An entry point for those people who are residents of Nevada County who are considering entry into a Collaborative Court like Adult Drug Court, Mental Health Court, DUI Court, etc.
HomePageIcons.png ABOUT THE PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE
Addressing the underlying issues which drive people into the criminal justice system, they can obtain better case and life outcomes for clients & community.
HomePageIcons.png CLEANING UP CRIMINAL HISTORY
How to expunge a conviction from your legal record.
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Find answers to the Public Defender's most frequently asked questions.
 
We represent indigent clients, both adults and juveniles who have been charged with a criminal offense.  In addition, we provide legal representation for people involved in civil conservatorships and Assisted Outpatient Treatment (Laura's Law).
We care about our clients and strive to provide the services they deserve but cannot afford.  We deliver these services without judgement, in a client-centered, holistic fashion through a team of highly motivated, well trained professionals.  We help clients identify their needs and seek to provide seamless delivery of services designed to address the causes and consequences of their involvement with the criminal justice system.
We care about our community and partner with others who are working to combat those conditions which foster an environment for crime. We work hard because we care.
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