Translation of public defender in Spanish:

public defender

defensor de oficio, n.

noun

US
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    defensor de oficio masculine
    defensora de oficio feminine
    • And most are defended not by private attorneys but by public defenders or appointed lawyers.
    • A parole petition had to be agreed upon by the public defender, district attorney's office, and the presiding judge.
    • Texas has no public defenders at all; defendants must rely on court-appointed lawyers who are given few resources with which to mount a defense.
    • The public defenders representing Workman at trial told him his guilt was a foregone conclusion.
    • Judges also often assign public defenders who have no experience in death penalty cases, such as tax lawyers.