Like everyone else, we here at The Gem City Podcast have been concerned and upset by the brutal treatment we are seeing by police in traffic stops and protests.   We have been wondering – what are our rights? How should we handle interactions with the police?

Gratefully two public defenders from the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office – Julia Mauk and Michael Dailey – took time to speak with us on this episode about that very subject. They offer great advice as to what your rights are when you’re pulled over, at a checkpoint, at a protest and even their recommendations for a fairer justice system.

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About our guests:

Julia Mauk is an attorney with the Law Office of the Montgomery County Public Defender. She began as an Assistant Public Defender in June, 2011. In May, 2016, she became the Misdemeanor Division Manager. While with the office, she has worked on both misdemeanor and felony dockets, handling cases from arraignments through pretrials and motions to bench or jury trials. Prior to joining the Public Defender, she worked for Legal Aid of Western Ohio. Julia received her undergraduate and law school degrees from the University of Dayton. She is also an active member of the Dayton Bar Association and sits on the House of Bread Board of Directors.

Michael Dailey graduated from Wright State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Business.   He went on to graduate from University of Dayton School of Law in 2010 and has been practicing as an Assistant Public Defender for the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office ever since.  At the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office, Mike is one of the Felony Division attorneys. Additionally, Mike is certified in Ohio to be appointed as Trial Co-Counsel in capital cases.  In February 2019, he was named a Rising Star by the DBA.  And in April 2019, he was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. 

About the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office

The Law Office of the Public Defender operates to defend citizens who are accused of a criminal offense and who are at risk for going to jail.  This includes Felonies, Misdemeanors, Preliminary Hearings, Extraditions, and Juvenile Delinquency.  We also handle some child support contempt cases, and we can assist with reductions in child support.  We don’t handle divorces, child custody, bankruptcies, employment disputes, collections, Landlord/Tenant, or other non-criminal defense work.  Agencies that might be able to offer assistance are:

The Law Office of the Public Defender
117 South Main St
4th Floor, Reibold Building
Dayton, Ohio 45422
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Main Number: 937-225-4652
Fax: 937-225-3449


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