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Defender Association of Philadelphia

http://www.philadefender.org

Who We Are

The Defender Association of Philadelphia represents approximately seventy percent of all persons arrested in Philadelphia. The Association, however, has no power to appoint itself as legal counsel. The Court of Common Pleas and the Municipal Court of Philadelphia determine standards of indigence and make all counsel appointments for the Association.

The Association offers representation in expungement and record sealing to FORMER CLIENTS of the Association ONLY.

Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Philadelphia County
Income Guidelines

Must be low-income and indigent as determined by the Court of Common Pleas and the Municipal Court of Philadelphia.

Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
No
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
No
Eligibility Restrictions

Must be a FORMER CLIENT of the Defender Association in a criminal proceeding.

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
Description of Services

Representation in expungement and record sealing proceedings.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Walk-in +

Address
1441 Sansom St. (map)
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Hours
Monday
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Documents

Bring all available and relevant documents relating to prior criminal offenses.

Information

Eligibility: Must be a FORMER CLIENT of the Defender Association.

Note: for JUVENILE EXPUNGEMENT assistance please contact the Juvenile Expungement Hotline operated by the Defender Association at (267) 765-6770.

General Contact Information

Address
Defender Association of Philadelphia
1441 Sansom St. (map)
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone
215-568-3190
Website
http://www.philadefender.org

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