12438 Public Defender Office

Find 12438 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.


Ulster County Public Defender 18 Lucas Avenue Extension Kingston NY 12401 35.1 miles from 12438 845-340-3234


Greene County Public Defender 411 Main Street Catskill NY 12414 37.6 miles from 12438 518-719-3220

Otsego County Public Defender 193 Main Street Cooperstown NY 13326 38.2 miles from 12438 607-547-8772

Chenango County Public Defender 12 Green Street New Berlin NY 13411 47.1 miles from 12438 607-847-8803

Dutchess County Public Defender 22 Market Street Poughkeepsie NY 12601 48.9 miles from 12438 845-486-2280

Chenango County Public Defender 27 West Main Street Norwich NY 13815 52.3 miles from 12438 607-337-1873

Albany County Public Defender 60 South Pearl Street Albany NY 12207 53.0 miles from 12438 518-447-7150

Schenectady Public Defender 519 State Street Schenectady NY 12305 53.8 miles from 12438 518-386-2266

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.