Carroll County IL Public Defender Office

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

Carroll County Public Defender 301 North Main Street Mount Carroll IL 61053 815-244-0281

About Carroll County Public Defender Offices

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

You may contact the Public Defender for questions about:
  • Legal representation in Carroll County, Illinois
  • Criminal defense services and assigned counsel
  • Carroll County Legal Aid, Bar Association and Defender Association
  • The 6th Amendment and the Right to Counsel
  • Free legal advice
Carroll County 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 Carroll County, Illinois. The guidelines consist of standards and practices to ensure that Carroll County indigent defense services are independent from interference and that defendants receive timely and quality representation.

Free Legal Services

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

Carroll County 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 Carroll County or Illinois Public Defender's Offices.

Illinois State Public Defender Offices

State Public Defender Offices in Illinois 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. Illinois State Public Defender Offices utilize a combination of staff attorneys, support staff, and appointed private attorneys.

Federal Public Defender

Federal Public Defenders in Carroll County, Illinois 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 Carroll County District Courts. Federal Public Defenders are appointed to four-year terms.