Fort Edward Public Defender Office

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

Warren County Public Defender 1340 U.s. 9 Lake George NY 12845 8.6 miles from Fort Edward 518-761-6207

Saratoga County Public Defender 40 McMaster St Ballston Spa NY 12020 23.0 miles from Fort Edward 518-884-4795

Bennington Public Defender 411 Gage Street Woodford VT 05201 33.3 miles from Fort Edward 802-442-8316

Schenectady Public Defender 519 State Street Schenectady NY 12305 36.3 miles from Fort Edward 518-386-2266

Rutland County Public Defender 13 Cottage Street Rutland VT 05701 38.3 miles from Fort Edward 802-786-5823

Fulton County Public Defender 55 East Main Street Johnstown NY 12095 43.6 miles from Fort Edward 518-736-5820

Albany County Public Defender 60 South Pearl Street Albany NY 12207 43.7 miles from Fort Edward 518-447-7150

Vermont State Public Defender 152 Maple Street Middlebury VT 05753 55.5 miles from Fort Edward 802-388-4656

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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.