“The right of one charged with crime to counsel may not be deemed fundamental and essential to fair trials in some countries, but it is in ours.”Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Yuma County Legal Defender is to provide competent, effective and professional legal representation to accused persons who do not have the means to hire an attorney and have been appointed an attorney by the Court. 

Office of the Yuma County Legal Defender
Terri Capozzi – Legal Defender
201 S. 2nd Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364
928-817-4650 - Phone
928-329-2152 – Fax


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