Montgomery County Public Defender
Justice For All
Since 1976, the Montgomery County Law Office of the Public Defender has provided effective legal representation to citizens accused of criminal conduct that can result in a loss of freedom. We provide these legal services to all persons and base qualification decisions solely on economic status.
Led by Theresa G. Haire, the office utilizes a holistic defense model designed to achieve better outcomes for our clients while still zealously protecting their fundamental rights, liberties and dignities.
What we do
The Law Office of the Public Defender operates to defend citizens who are accused of a criminal offense and who are at risk of going to jail. This includes:
- Preliminary Hearings
- Juvenile Delinquency
NEWS & EVENTS
Public Defender Theresa G. Haire Addresses Concerns Over FUSUS Implementation
Our Public Defender, Theresa G. Haire, shared her concerns with the City of Dayton’s consideration to implement FUSUS technology at the...
Dayton To Conduct Rare Juvenile Curfew
This article includes an interview of MCPD's Juvenile Division Manager, Nicole Xarhoulacos. The article discusses Dayton's rare decision...
Opinion: Setting High Bail Terms Violates Constitutions
This article shared by ACLUOhio reminds readers that setting bail amounts excessively high to prevent pretrial release is unconstitutional...