24230 Public Defender Office

Find 24230 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Blountville Public Defender 266 Blountville Bypass Blountville TN 37617 30.0 miles from 24230 423-323-1220

Elizabethton Public Defender 836 East 2nd Street Elizabethton TN 37643 44.1 miles from 24230 423-547-5861

Johnson City Public Defender 142 East Market Street Johnson TN 37604 44.5 miles from 24230 423-434-6845

Kentucky State Public Defender 470 Main Street Hazard KY 41701 45.7 miles from 24230 606-439-4509

Mingo County Public Defender 22 West 2nd Avenue Williamson WV 25661 50.4 miles from 24230 304-235-6011

Prestonsburg Public Defender 123 West Court Street Prestonsburg KY 41653 52.2 miles from 24230 606-886-1101

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.