County of Ventura

Since 1968

PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE


COVID-19 Update 06/13/20
Ventura Superior Court

The Public Defender’s Office will have tables located in the courtyard between the Hall of Administration and the Hall of Justice when the Ventura Superior Court reopens on Monday, June 15th. We ask all current clients and new clients that want but cannot afford their own attorney for a criminal matter, to enter the Government Center from Telephone or Hill Roads and park in lots E or F. Then proceed to the courtyard between the Hall of Administration and the Hall of Justice to check in at the Public Defender table. Note: The Public Defender is not permitted to represent clients charged with infractions.

Lines and physical barriers will be erected to ensure that everyone remains at least six feet apart during discussions with the public defender staff. We request that you bring and wear masks to interact with our staff. A mask must be worn – if you need to later enter the courthouse.

We will gather contact information and ask new clients to allow our attorneys to appear for them in court. Depending on your situation—you may not need enter the courthouse. In many cases, we can appear on the case in your absence and set it for a future date. We will then have an attorney assigned to the matter. The newly assigned attorney will then contact the client to discuss options (settlement, trial, etc.) over the phone or by email. People who must personally appear on their case will be asked to wait outside until asked to enter the Hall of Justice so we can maintain social distance in the courtrooms. If you are a current Public Defender client, we ask that you contact your attorney or call our office before you come to court to coordinate your appearance with your attorney.

Contact Information:

    Visit  Us                         Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Hall of Justice

800 S. Victoria Avenue

Room # 207

Ventura, CA 93009

(805) 654-2201

Juvenile Justice Center

4353 Vineyard Room #296

Oxnard, CA  93033

(805) 981-5990

Inmate Locator


The Inmate Locator provides information regarding arrested and in-custody persons in Ventura County.


Docket Finder


The Criminal Docket Finder was developed in accordance with Marsy’s Law to provide victims with information on the defendant’s appearance at public proceedings.

DISCLAIMER:      This site is meant to provide information of a general nature which you should verify with an attorney before relying upon it. It does not provide legal advice and is not meant to establish an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice you should ALWAYS contact an attorney.

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