22729 Public Defender Office

Find 22729 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Warrenton Public Defender 16 Horner Street Warrenton VA 20186 26.4 miles from 22729 540-347-6390

Virginia State Public Defender Ste 300, 2300 Fall Hill Ave Fredericksburg VA 22401 29.9 miles from 22729 540-899-4814

Virginia State Public Defender 409 3rd Street Northeast Charlottesville VA 22902 34.4 miles from 22729 434-951-6300

Virginia State Public Defender 4103 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax VA 22030 50.2 miles from 22729 703-934-5600

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.