Through PORAC you have access to experienced lawyers and representatives.
Bobbitt, Pinckard & Fields, A.P.C. – The Law Offices of Bobbitt, Pinckard & Fields, A.P.C. is devoted solely to legal defense representation of law enforcement officers and police officer associations. Through PORAC, Bobbitt, Pinckard & Fields is contracted to represent officers throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties.
Frequently asked questions
PORAC specific guidelines.
First Step for Gaining PORAC LDF Representation
After being served with a written notice of discipline, notice of adverse action, or notice of termination by your department, you should contact the PORAC Legal Defense Fund at (800) 255-5610 during normal business hours to receive an “authorization number”. You should contact your union/association to determine the PORAC Plan under which you are seeking coverage. Not all PORAC LDF Plans cover all levels of discipline or all legal contingencies.
If you are involved in an after-hours critical incident, such as an officer-involved shooting requiring immediate legal assistance, the PORAC LDF phone system will direct the caller to an answering service who will then make the proper notifications to our office and/or the on-call attorney who will handle your case.
Important: Your disciplinary package will normally contain a deadline to respond to the notice, after which time you have waived your appeal rights. If you intend to obtain legal counsel for your appeal, it is critical that you adhere to the response deadlines.