Justice Statue  

"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, 372 U.S. 335 (1963)

Theresa Huff, Director​

Sacramento County Conflict Criminal Defenders (CCD), a county department within Countywide Services, provides legal representation to those charged with criminal conduct who are financially unable to retain counsel. The Sacramento Superior Court appoints Conflict Criminal Defenders when the Public Defender cannot provide representation because of a conflict of interest or insufficient staff.

Conflict Criminal Defenders provides representation to our clients by assigning private attorneys who are active members of the Sacramento County Bar Indigent Defense Panel. Many  of Sacramento County’s finest criminal defense attorneys are members of the Indigent Defense Panel. Some of them have always been in private practice; others have experience as former Assistant Public Defenders or Deputy District Attorneys.

The principal objective of Conflict Criminal Defenders is to provide zealous and effective representation in a cost-effective manner.

*Web bill*

Effective 5/1/2016 all claims for criminal cases will be required to be submitted through our new web billing system

*Investigator Panel*

Conflict Criminal Defenders is now accepting new investigator applications until January 22, 2018.  Applications can be found under the Forms tab. 

*Mitigation Investigator Panel*

CCD is now accepting applications for investigators with experience in Death Penalty and Franklin/Perez investigations. Interested applicants must submit a resume, writing sample and references to CCD at 901 H Street, Suite 409, Sacramento CA 95814. Those passing the initial review will be invited to interview. This is a separate panel from CCD's investigator panel and investigators will work on mitigation only. Applications will be accepted through January 22, 2018.

New Mileage Rate

Effective • 1/1/19 @ 0.58

Ethics & Civility

The Practice of Law Training Materials 3/31/14 Available on the Training page

The principal objective of Conflict Criminal Defenders is to provide zealous and effective representation in a cost-effective manner.