• NOTICE
  • This site is maintained by the El Paso County Public Defender's Office as a public service. It is intended for informational purposes only. The information here is not legal advice. If you are in need of legal advice please CLICK HERE.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Address:
500 E. San Antonio
Suite 501
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 546-8185
Fax (915) 546-8186

publicdefender@epcounty.com

El Paso County Public Defender

  • How do I find an lawyer?
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  • If you have the money to hire a lawyer you can search the internet or the phone directory for a list of lawyers, you can ask someone who you know has used a lawyer or you can contact the Attorney Referral Service from El Paso Bar Association (reference at the bottom of the page).

    If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer you can apply for a Court Appointed Lawyer at these County Offices, depending on the type of case you need help with:
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  • Criminal Cases
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  • Felony Cases (State Court)
    Indigent Defense
    601 E. Overland
    El Paso, Texas 79901
    (915) 546-2077
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  • Misdemeanor Cases (State Court)
    County Court Administration
    500 E. San Antonio, Suite 405
    El Paso, Texas 79901
    (915) 546-2093
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  • Felony or Misdemeanor Cases (Federal Court)
    Federal Public Defenderís Office
    700 E. San Antonio, Suite 401
    El Paso, Texas 79901
    (915) 534-6525
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  • Juvenile Cases
    (Persons accused of Class A and B Misdemeanors or Felony offenses between 10 and 16 years of age for new offenses or 17 years of age for juvenile probation violations)
    Intake Section
    El Paso County Juvenile Probation Department
    6400 Delta Drive
    El Paso, Texas 79905
    (915) 849-2500
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  • Immigration Cases
    Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, Inc.
    2400 E. Yandell Drive
    El Paso, Texas 79903
    (915) 532-3975
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  • Family Law (Divorces, Child Custody, Child Support)
    Texas Rural Legal Aid
    1331 Texas
    El Paso, Texas 79901
    (915) 585-5100
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  • El Paso County Domestic Relations Office
    500 E. San Antonio, Suite LL108
    El Paso, Texas 79901
    (915) 834-8200
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  • Texas Attorney General
    Child Support Division
    Central/West El Paso
    6090 Surety, Suite 218
    El Paso, Texas 79905
    (915) 772-0385
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  • East Side Branch
    1540 N. Zaragoza
    El Paso, Texas 79936
    (915) 855-3540
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  • Protective Orders (Family Violence)
    El Paso County Attorney
    500 E. San Antonio, Suite
    El Paso, Texas 79901
    (915) 546-2050
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  • Probate (Wills)
    Texas Rural Legal Aid
    1331 Texas
    El Paso, Texas 79901
    (915) 585-5100
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  • Civil Cases (Housing Authority Eviction)
    Texas Rural Legal Aid
    1331 Texas
    El Paso, Texas 79901
    (915) 585-5100
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  • For any type of case, you can also contact:
    El Paso Bar Association
    Attorney Referral Service
    500 E. San Antonio, Suite LL115
    El Paso, Texas 79901
    (915) 532-7052
  • Additional Resources
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  • National Legal Aid Defenders Association National Legal Aid Defender Association
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas
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