The Cheltenham Office of the Public Defender Service (PDS) opened in 2002 and is one of four nationwide PDS offices. We are totally independent from the police. We provide high quality, independent legal advice in police stations, Magistrates and Crown courts if you have been arrested by the police or if you are being prosecuted through the criminal courts. We have a very experienced and competent team who deal with the full range of criminal cases across the region and beyond. Please feel free to have a look below at the members of our team who will all be happy to assist you with any query you may have.