Convicted due to fingerprint evidence?

If you think you might have been unjustly convicted because of fingerprint evidence from analyst Marco Palacio with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, please fill out the form below and submit.  Someone from our office will contact you regarding your case.








All information submitted is confidential and protected by attorney client privilege.

February 8th, 2017|Categories: News||Comments Off on Convicted due to fingerprint evidence?

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Please remember our 15th Annual PD Clothing Drive, Saturday, December 17, 2016


Please bring your clean, serviceable clothing for men, women and children to our collection point at the Orange County Courthouse on Saturday, December 17th between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  We will be located at the circular driveway to receive your donations. Thank you […]

November 17th, 2016|Categories: News||Comments Off on Getting Ready for the Holidays

Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers

“In our Public Defender’s Office we focus on providing excellent legal representation for our clients, I continually reinforce that standard of excellence by setting board certification as the goal for each lawyer on the day I hire them.”  – Robert Wesley, Public Defender, 9th Judicial Circuit

Group photo of many of our Board Certified Criminal […]

September 19th, 2016|Categories: News||Comments Off on Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers

Law Camp 2016

PD9 hosts an annual summer law camp at several local Boys and Girls Club locations… We teach the kids legal and social issues for several weeks and then they use the knowledge they have gained at a mock trial on the final day. Just another way we like to spread information and goodwill in […]

September 13th, 2016|Categories: News||Comments Off on Law Camp 2016

A Busy Day at the Courthouse

September 12th, 2016|Categories: News||Comments Off on A Busy Day at the Courthouse

Because Sometimes People Make Mistakes



May 16th, 2016|Categories: News||Comments Off on Because Sometimes People Make Mistakes

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky


Constitutional law scholar, Dean Chemerinsky, was the keynote speaker at the CFACDL/OCBA joint luncheon on January 28, 2016.  He discussed the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s past decisions, how they have shaped our country today and what effect the presidential election might have on future decisions.

February 3rd, 2016|Categories: News||Comments Off on Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

Law Camp


#TBT  Law Camp

August 7th, 2015|Categories: News||Comments Off on Law Camp

Public Defender clothing drive


Contributed By: David Porter

More than 10,000 garments were donated by the community to a recent clothing drive conducted by Robert Wesley, Public Defender for Florida’s 9th Judicial Circuit.

Mr. Wesley’s office represents needy people in Orange and Osceola counties who have been accused of crimes; children in delinquency cases, and people who are facing involuntary […]

December 29th, 2014|Categories: News||Comments Off on Public Defender clothing drive

Public Defender’s Summer Camp


By Rosalyn Gist Porter

Special Correspondent

When one of Lee Marie Collet’s classmates asked what she did for her summer vacation the 15-year-old Orange County girl can respond without hesitation that she “went to court.”

And Lee Marie has reason to give that answer with pride because she was one nearly 100 middle and high school children […]

September 9th, 2014|Categories: News||Comments Off on Public Defender’s Summer Camp