Bloomington Public Defender Office

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

Monroe County Public Defender 304 North Morton Street Bloomington IN 47404 812-349-2590

Green County Public Defender 1 East Main Street Bloomfield IN 47424 24.1 miles from Bloomington 812-384-9370

Green Castle Public Defender 1 Courthouse Square Greencastle IN 46135 37.9 miles from Bloomington 765-653-2703

Washington County Public Defender 806 Martinsburg Road Salem IN 47167 45.6 miles from Bloomington 812-883-5896

Marion County Public Defender 151 North Delaware Street Indianapolis IN 46204 46.3 miles from Bloomington 317-327-4100

Shelby County Public Defender 25 West Polk Street Shelbyville IN 46176 46.9 miles from Bloomington 317-421-8030

Vigo County Public Defender 111 Oak Street Terre Haute IN 47807 51.9 miles from Bloomington 812-462-3309

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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.