Conflict Defender
Mission Statement
 
KENNETH I. CLAYMAN
INTERIM DIRECTOR
SOLANO COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER

VANESSA L. PERRY- CHIEF DEPUTY, DIRECTOR OF CONFLICT DEFENDER


Government Code Section 27706 defines the duties of the Public Defender. Generally, the Public Defender is responsible for representing any person financially unable to employ counsel and who is charged with the commission of any contempt or criminal offense triable in the Superior Courts of the County at all stages of the proceedings. The Public Defender also represents minors in wardship proceedings, adults in juvenile dependency matters through a contract with our Courts, petitioners for the restoration of rights, applications for pardons, persons alleged to be sexually violent predators (SVP's) or mentally disordered sex offenders (MDSO's), and mentally ill persons at hearings to determine their mental condition.
The Conflict Defender, as the County's second Public Defender office, pursuant to Penal Code section 987.2, represents individual defendants in all of the above cases in which the Public Defender office has declared a conflict of interest. The Conflict Defender is a completely separate division of the Public Defender, and is staffed at both the Fairfield and Vallejo offices with attorneys, investigators, and clerical personnel to handle their caseloads at each location. Like the main Public Defender office, the Conflict Defender provide the crucible in determining whether charges are true in whole, in part, or at all, take seriously our office's motto: "That Justice Escapes None," and believe it is an honor to serve our clients.

CONFLICT DEFENDER OFFICES:

FAIRFIELD OFFICE, 675 TEXAS STREET, SUITE 3600, Phone (707) 784-6755
VALLEJO OFFICE, 321 TUOLUMNE STREET, Phone (707) 553-5671