Delray Beach Public Defender Office

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Delray Beach Public Defender 200 West Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach FL 33444 561-274-1522

About Delray Beach Public Defender Offices

The Delray Beach Public Defender Office provide legal representation to defendants who face incarceration and cannot afford an attorney in Delray Beach, FL. The U.S. Constitution guarantees individuals the right to have an attorney, regardless of financial means. The Delray Beach Public Defender ensures the right to legal representation.

You may contact the Public Defender for questions about:
  • Legal representation in Delray Beach, Florida
  • Criminal defense services and assigned counsel
  • Delray Beach Legal Aid, Bar Association and Defender Association
  • The 6th Amendment and the Right to Counsel
  • Free legal advice
Delray Beach Legal Representation

The American Bar Association, the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, and several other professional organizations have established professional guidelines for indigent defense services in Delray Beach, Florida. The guidelines consist of standards and practices to ensure that Delray Beach indigent defense services are independent from interference and that defendants receive timely and quality representation.

Free Legal Services

In addition to representing indigent defendants, Palm Beach County Public Attorney Offices may also provide legal services to juveniles in juvenile delinquency proceedings. In addition, Public Defenders in Delray Beach commonly represent individuals involved in mental health proceedings, conservatorship proceedings, or whose mental capacity is challenged.

Delray Beach Public Defenders

Local Public Defense Offices generally serve individuals who are charged with a crime against municipal ordinances or misdemeanors, while felonies are referred to the Palm Beach County or Florida Public Defender's Offices.

Florida State Public Defender Offices

State Public Defender Offices in Florida are led by the Public Defender Commission. Their offices are established as independent agencies in order to allow them to operate with minimal influence from other agencies, though many states also have Public Defender Commissions that direct policy. Florida State Public Defender Offices utilize a combination of staff attorneys, support staff, and appointed private attorneys.

Federal Public Defender

Federal Public Defenders in Delray Beach, Florida are organized by U.S. Districts under the judicial branch of government. However, Chief Federal Public Defenders are appointed by the court of appeals rather than by the U.S. Districts. This is intended to provide the Federal Public Defender with some insulation from the Delray Beach District Courts. Federal Public Defenders are appointed to four-year terms.