Navajo County Public Defender
Keep your defense attorney and if applicable, Pretrial Services, advised of your
current address and phone number. If you want to discuss your case with your defense
attorney, call our office and leave a message that you wish to make an appointment.
If you leave a voicemail for the attorney, pronounce your name and telephone number
If you have a hearing pending in Justice Court, your defense attorney will probably
not have received police reports from the Prosecutor until the day before or sometimes
not until the hearing date.
Consider your attire when you appear for court. Appropriate dress signals the Court
and the Prosecutor that you take your case seriously. If you are clothed in jail
garb, be respectful toward the court and counsel.
If the court appoints a public defender for you, do not discuss your case with anyone
except your attorney, particularly on the telephone from the jail. Those conversations
Show up for your court appearances fifteen minutes early. If you cannot appear,
you must call our office in advance of the hearing and explain why you cannot be
present. A failure to appear usually results in a warrant for your arrest.
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