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Legal Services

Our chapter does not discuss individual legal cases or offer legal services. The ACLU of Northern California has a civil liberties hotline at (415) 621-2488 or you may submit information electronically here.

Criminal Cases

  • Private Defender Program: San Mateo County does not have a conventional public defender. Instead, public criminal defense services are provided by the Private Defender Program.

Non-Criminal Matters

Know Your Rights

  • The ACLU of Northern California has many tools for learning about and protecting your legal rights in a variety of circumstances, including:
    If ICE Confronts You
    Police Interactions
    Free Speech and Demonstrations
    Voting Rights

  • SB 54 (the California Values Act) ensures that no state and local resources are used to assist federal immigration enforcement and that our public places are safe spaces for everyone. Click here for more information.

Other County-Specific Resources