Who are we?
The Santa Barbara Defenders is an association of private criminal defense practitioners. Our purpose and goals are:
- To protect the rights guaranteed to individuals by the California and U.S. Constitutions;
- To ensure that the Santa Barbara Superior Court’s is committed to upholding those rights;
- To promote competent and ethical representation of persons accused of a crime.
We are Not a Lawyer Referral Service
We are a non-profit group that serves the community through advocacy and education. We are not a lawyer referral service. If you need a lawyer, please contact the Santa Barbara County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service: (805) 569-9400.
Who can Join?
Only a licensed California attorney that regularly practices criminal defense in Santa Barbara can join the group.