What We Do

If you are an adult or a juvenile charged with a crime in Solano County who cannot afford to hire an attorney, the Public Defender’s Office will be appointed to represent you.  We represent people charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors such as petty theft and DUIs to felonies including capital murder.  We also represent individuals facing a loss of liberty due to involuntary psychiatric or civil commitments such as conservatorships. 

Units

Fairfield Felony Unit
Supervisor: Chief Deputy Public Defender Tamani Taylor
Attorneys in this unit represent individuals charged with felonies in the Fairfield courthouse.

Fairfield Misdemeanor Unit
Lead Attorney: Deputy Public Defender Sara Johnson
Attorneys in this unit represent individuals charged with misdemeanors in the Fairfield courthouse.

Juvenile Unit
Lead Attorney: Deputy Public Defender Pam Boskin
Attorneys in this unit represent juveniles charged with misdemeanors and felonies.

Specialty Courts
Supervisor: Chief Deputy Public Defender Tamani Taylor
Attorneys in this unit represent individuals who are participating in one of the collaborative courts: Drug Court, Veteran’s Court, Mental Health Diversion Court, Parole Reentry Court.  More information on these courts is available here:
https://www.solano.courts.ca.gov/Courts/ProblemSolvingCourts.html

Vallejo Felony Unit
Supervisor: Chief Deputy Public Defender Oscar Bobrow
Attorneys in this unit represent individuals charged with felonies in the Vallejo courthouse.

Vallejo Misdemeanor Unit
Supervisor: Chief Deputy Public Defender Oscar Bobrow
Attorneys in this unit represent individuals charged with misdemeanors in the Vallejo courthouse.

Investigative Unit
Supervisor: Chief Public Defender Investigator James Tinetti
Our investigative team locates and interviews witnesses, collect documents and evidence, serves subpoenas and other documents.

Fresh Start
Paralegal Keyla Intermesoli  freshstart@solanocounty.com
We help current and former clients terminate probation early and dismiss or seal prior convictions.  For more information, visit the Fresh Start page.

Social Work Unit
Our Social Workers refer clients to services, recommend treatment plans and alternatives to incarceration and assist attorneys in advocating for clients’ success.

Conservatorships
Chief Deputy Public Defender Tamani Taylor
Our Conservatorship attorneys represent individuals who are being held on a civil commitment due to a mental illness or developmental disability.

Clerical Unit
Supervisor: Clerical Operations Supervisor Rocio Torres
The clerical unit provides the attorneys clerical and administrative support.