17578 Public Defender Office

Find 17578 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Berks County Public Defender 633 Court Street Reading PA 19601 14.6 miles from 17578 610-478-6650

Lancaster County Public Defender 150 North Queen Street Lancaster PA 17603 15.0 miles from 17578 717-390-2300

York County Public Defender 45 North George Street York PA 17401 35.1 miles from 17578 717-771-9217

Harrisburg Public Defender 228 Walnut Street Harrisburg PA 17101 38.2 miles from 17578 717-782-2237

Shenandoah Public Defender FURNACE St Shenandoah PA 17976 40.3 miles from 17578 570-462-9576

Lehigh County Public Defender 455 Hamilton Street Allentown PA 18101 44.8 miles from 17578 610-782-3157

Delaware County Public Defender 313 West Front Street Media PA 19063 45.7 miles from 17578 610-891-4100

Cecil County Public Defender 170 East Main Street Elkton MD 21921 46.2 miles from 17578 410-996-2850

Delaware State Public Defender 500 North King Street Wilmington DE 19801 46.6 miles from 17578 302-255-0130

Harford County Public Defender 2 South Bond Street Bel Air MD 21014 48.8 miles from 17578 410-836-4880

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.