If you are facing criminal or traffic charges in the Pascua Yaqui Nation, we may be able to assist you.
The Court will only appoint our office to represent you if:
If you do not qualify for counsel because your income is too high, or you are not facing jail time, we may be able to help you by providing limited scope representation.
We accept walk-ins, but to ensure that you are able to meet with an attorney to discuss your case, we recommend that you schedule an appointment by contacting our main line at (520) 883-5013.
If our office is not appointed to represent you in tribal court, this means that our office cannot file motions on your behalf, appear in court or negotiate plea agreements with prosecutors.
We can, however, explain to you your rights and help you understand how criminal and traffic cases are treated on the reservation. We can also review plea agreements and disclosure, so you understand how to address your case when speaking with the Tribe and the Court. If you need additional services, our office may be able to refer you to other lawyers, advocates, programs, or agencies that may be able to better assist your case needs.
Did you know that the Pascua Yaqui Public Defender’s Office participates in the Healing to Wellness Court program? This remarkable program has been recognized by other tribes as a model program. It helps qualifying community members who are charged with crimes to achieve a sober and healthy lifestyle that can improve their lives, as well as the lives of their families and community for years. The program currently has about 16 participants who are in the process of gaining coping skills, becoming sober and ultimately getting their criminal cases dismissed. Many participants enjoy the classes and social connections they have made so much that they continue to attend classes even after their program is completed and their cases are dismissed. To learn more about Healing to Wellness and to see if you qualify, call our main line at (520) 883-5013.
On February 28, 2019, The Office of the Public Defender, in conjunction with Centered Spirit and the Pima County Public Defender’s Office, held a Civil Rights Restoration Clinic/Seminar. These clinics/seminars are open to the public and are held twice a year. We will announce when our next clinic will be held.
Pima County Public Defense Services holds a free walk-in legal clinic every Wednesday. The clinic provides services and/or information about: civil rights restoration; misdemeanor designation of felony convictions; quashing warrants; referrals to lower courts; community services; and constitutional rights. The clinic is open to the public and individuals are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. The clinic is held at the Pima County Public Defender’s Office, 33 N. Stone, 21st floor, every Wednesday from 9AM to noon and 1PM to 4PM. For more information about the clinic and the services that are—and are not—provided, please call (520) 724-2285.
Warrant Resolution Night Court for Pima County and Tucson City Court Cases!
Location: 240 North Stone Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701
For more information: (520) 724-3171
Available Services: Reinstate your driver’s license; schedule a new court date; quash your warrant; create a payment plan.
Hours of operation: 8AM to 5PM, weekdays.
Location: 4725 W. Calle Tetakusim, Bldg. B. Tucson, AZ 85757
Phone: (520) 883-5013