Summertown Public Defender Office

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


Columbia Public Defender 809 South Main Street Columbia TN 38401 19.8 miles from Summertown 931-380-2598


Pulaski Public Defender 128 North 2nd Street Pulaski TN 38478 22.5 miles from Summertown 931-363-0939

Lewisburg Public Defender 401 North 1st Avenue Lewisburg TN 37091 29.3 miles from Summertown 931-270-2266

Franklin Public Defender 305 Public Square Franklin TN 37064 41.9 miles from Summertown 615-790-5519

Fayetteville Public Defender 407 Pioneer Street Fayetteville TN 37334 46.2 miles from Summertown 931-438-1919

Shelbyville Public Defender 1004 Colloredo Boulevard Shelbyville TN 37160 47.9 miles from Summertown 931-685-5029

Waverly Public Defender 102 Thompson Street Waverly TN 37185 52.4 miles from Summertown 931-296-2924

Savannah Public Defender 350 Main Street Savannah TN 38372 54.9 miles from Summertown 731-925-8859

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.