The Defender provides FREE legal counsel to our clients arrested in Philadelphia, but we also educate the community about how to navigate the justice system. Below is a series of “Know Your Systems” training videos to help you understand the entire criminal justice system process, from arrest to trial, and everything in between. To arrange a “live” Know Your Systems training for your organization or community, contact Kavita Goyal: KGoyal@philadefender.org
Each video below will walk you through the justice system process.
If you have an open case, watch this now to learn how to look up your case and how to navigate the system.
Look up your case: https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/CaseSearch
If you are represented by Defender Association, click here to look up the best contact person and other details for your case: https://phillydefenders.org/mycase/
If you or a loved one has recently been arrested, watch these videos now:
If your next court date is a Preliminary Hearing, watch these videos now to have enough time to prepare with your attorney:
If your next court date is a Pretrial Hearing, watch this now to have enough time to prepare with your attorney.
If your next court date is your Trial, please watch these videos now to have time to prepare with your attorney: