The Bexar County Public Defender’s Office is authorized to represent indigent defendants in Bexar County, Texas charged with committing both felony and misdemeanor crimes. In addition, our office handles the appeal of cases from all courts in Bexar County, Texas. Cases are assigned to our office by appointment from the judges in the various courts in which we practice. Our office has four departments including the Trial, Appellate, Mental Health and Central Magistration Divisions. Each of these departments is designed to provide zealous, effective and dignified legal representation to accused who cannot afford legal counsel.