Gideon v. Wainwright

“The right of one charged with crime to counsel may not be deemed fundamental and essential to fair trials in some countries, but it is in ours."

Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963)

Our Mission

The Mission of the Hidalgo County Public Defender’s Office is to provide superior legal representation to indigent defendants in Hidalgo County by safeguarding fundamental individual rights and ensuring access to the guaranteed protections afforded by the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Texas Constitution, and the laws of Texas.