17982 Public Defender Office

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Shenandoah Public Defender FURNACE St Shenandoah PA 17976 9.6 miles from 17982 570-462-9576


Berwick Public Defender 204 East 6th Street Berwick PA 18603 21.9 miles from 17982 570-752-4411

Berks County Public Defender 633 Court Street Reading PA 19601 31.5 miles from 17982 610-478-6650

Lehigh County Public Defender 455 Hamilton Street Allentown PA 18101 31.6 miles from 17982 610-782-3157

Luzerne County Public Defender 20 North Pennsylvania Avenue Wilkes-Barre PA 18701 32.5 miles from 17982 570-825-1754

Union County Public Defender 103 South 2nd Street Lewisburg PA 17837 46.6 miles from 17982 570-524-8780

Lackawanna County Public Defender 200 North Washington Avenue Scranton PA 18503 46.8 miles from 17982 570-963-6761

Belvidere Public Defender 314 Front Street Belvidere NJ 07823 49.4 miles from 17982 908-475-5183

Tunkhannock Public Defender 103 Warren Street Tunkhannock PA 18657 52.3 miles from 17982 570-836-7363

Snyder County Public Defender 13 North Main Street Middleburg PA 17842 53.6 miles from 17982 570-837-5931

Lancaster County Public Defender 150 North Queen Street Lancaster PA 17603 53.6 miles from 17982 717-390-2300

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.