​​The Sacramento County Public Defenders have reopened their office reception to the public. We are located on the ground floor of 700 H Street. To get to our office, please enter through the first floor (one floor above the ground floor).  After​ you enter the building, please take the stairs or the elevator down to the ground floor where the Public Defenders reception is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ​


Public Defender

Amanda M. Benson

The Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office represents the majority of people in Sacramento County who are charged with crimes. The Court appoints the Public Defender to represent people who cannot afford to hire a lawyer. Our lawyers, investigators and support staff are committed to serving our clients and our community with professionalism, creativity and dedication. We represent many thousands of people each year, from young children who are victimized by sex traffickers to adults charged with serious crimes. We care about our clients and strive to obtain the best result for each client. We do so efficiently while providing quality and effective representation to our clients. 

We have seven ​divisions:

  • ​​Juvenile
  • Misdemeanor
  • Felony
  • Research
  • LPS/Conservatorship
  • Investigations
  • State Prison

 Each is staffed with talented, dedicated trial lawyers, investigators and other professionals who work together as a team to represent our clients. We try hundreds of cases a year, and we are proud of our effectiveness. 

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