Police Interactions

If you have reason to believe you are under investigation by San Bernardino law enforcement, you should contact the San Bernardino County Public Defender by telephone at 909-382-7639.

Consultation with an attorney is important so that you can understand your rights, responsibilities, and the potential outcomes of any law enforcement investigation.

Most law enforcement investigators will understand and must respect your desire to first speak with an attorney. Any consultation about your own potential case with the San Bernardino County Public Defender will be completely confidential.

This Department will accept collect calls regarding San Bernardino County criminal or civil commitment legal matters.