Members of the public have reported receiving calls, reportedly from the Judicial Branch of the Public Defender’s office, indicating that their loved one is in jail and they need to immediately send cash or provide a credit card number for bail. These calls are scams, so please do not send cash or provide your credit card number or any other personal information. A public defender would never call and ask for money or credit card information. If you receive such a call, contact the State Police in your state.

Public Defender Services Office Directories
Seperated Bar

 Office of Chief Public Defender
55 Farmington Avenue, 8th floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06105

Telephone: (860) 509-6400
Fax: (860) 509-6495

Business Hours:
9:00am to 5:00pm
Monday through Friday


Public Defender services are provided to “indigent” accused adults and juveniles throughout Connecticut at thirty-eight (38) combined field offices and six (6) specialized units and branches of the Office of Chief Public Defender.