12164 Public Defender Office

Find 12164 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Warren County Public Defender 1340 U.s. 9 Lake George NY 12845 36.4 miles from 12164 518-761-6207

Fulton County Public Defender 55 East Main Street Johnstown NY 12095 39.4 miles from 12164 518-736-5820

Saratoga County Public Defender 40 McMaster St Ballston Spa NY 12020 47.5 miles from 12164 518-884-4795

Oneida County Public Defender 411 Oriskany Street West Utica NY 13502 54.8 miles from 12164 315-735-6671

About Public Defender Offices

What is the difference between a Public Defender and a Court-Appointed Lawyer?

Public Defenders are essentially employees of a public agency whose mission is to represent indigent defendants. Court-Appointed Lawyers are private practice attorneys that are contracted to provide representation to indigent defendants. Court-Appointed Lawyers may be utilized in cases where the Public Defender does not have the capacity to take on additional cases or where there is a potential conflict of interest for the Office of Public Defenders. Sometimes, the term Court-Appointed Lawyer is used to refer to both Public Defenders and private practice attorneys.

What are Community Defender Organizations?

Community Defender Organizations are non-profit defense counsel organizations that are funded by the federal judiciary. They provide legal representation to the poor as an alternative to Federal Public Defender Offices in some U.S. Districts.

How does a defendant qualify for a Public Defender's representation?

The court will determine whether a defendant qualifies based on their income level. The defendant may be required to provide financial documents and cost estimates from one or more attorneys in order to demonstrate an inability to afford representation.