17841 Public Defender Office

Find 17841 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.


Snyder County Public Defender 13 North Main Street Middleburg PA 17842 16.7 miles from 17841 570-837-5931


Centre County Public Defender 104 Centre County Courthouse Bellefonte PA 16823 26.0 miles from 17841 814-355-6798

Union County Public Defender 103 South 2nd Street Lewisburg PA 17837 29.6 miles from 17841 570-524-8780

Lycoming County Public Defender 48 West 3rd Street Williamsport PA 17701 40.1 miles from 17841 570-327-2367

Harrisburg Public Defender 228 Walnut Street Harrisburg PA 17101 40.4 miles from 17841 717-782-2237

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.