14126 Public Defender Office

Find 14126 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Niagara County Public Defender 175 Hawley Street Lockport NY 14094 11.6 miles from 14126 716-439-7071

Niagara County Public Defender 1925 Main Street Niagara Falls NY 14305 22.8 miles from 14126 716-286-4706

Orleans County Public Defender 1 South Main Street Albion NY 14411 27.6 miles from 14126 585-589-7335

Buffalo Public Defender 300 Pearl Street Buffalo NY 14202 31.8 miles from 14126 716-551-3341

Wyoming County Public Defender 18 Linwood Avenue Warsaw NY 14569 50.7 miles from 14126 585-786-8450

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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.