Roderick “Rocky” B. Glass
Chief Public Defender
The mission of the Public Defender’s Office is to provide quality representation to indigent defendants. With attorneys at magistration, investigators, social services, and legal expertise, the Public Defender’s Office handles both felony and misdemeanor trial cases as well as defendants with mental illness. Investigating cases properly and eliminating needless resets, the Public Defender’s Office significantly cuts down on pretrial incarceration of indigent defendants while providing accountability and statistics to both the judiciary and county officials.
Reduce the number of days of pretrial incarceration by having attorneys at magistration, investigating trial cases early, assessing needs for mentally ill defendants, and cutting down on needless resets.