Ford County Public Defender Office

Find Ford 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.

Urbana Public Defender 201 South Vine Street Urbana IL 61802 33.5 miles from Ford County 217-373-0666

Kankakee County Public Defender 450 East Court Street Kankakee IL 60901 40.8 miles from Ford County 815-937-2965

Mc Lean County Public Defender 104 West Front Street Bloomington IL 61701 41.2 miles from Ford County 309-888-5147

Douglas County Public Defender 404 South Court Street Tuscola IL 61953 55.4 miles from Ford County 217-253-3241

La Salle County Public Defender 707 East Etna Road Ottawa IL 61350 62.1 miles from Ford County 815-434-8267

Will County Public Defender 58 East Clinton Street Joliet IL 60432 64.7 miles from Ford County 815-727-8666

Moultrie County Public Defender 401 West Water Street Sullivan IL 61951 72.0 miles from Ford County 217-728-8551

Lake County Public Defender 2293 North Main Street Crown Point IN 46307 73.8 miles from Ford County 219-755-3550

Kendall County Public Defender 807 John Street Yorkville IL 60560 74.5 miles from Ford County 630-553-4215

Charleston Public Defender 607 Monroe Avenue Charleston IL 61920 76.1 miles from Ford County 217-345-6122

Cook County Public Defender 10220 South 76th Avenue Bridgeview IL 60455 79.6 miles from Ford County 708-974-6470

Bureau County Public Defender 700 South Main Street Princeton IL 61356 83.9 miles from Ford County 815-879-0113

Shelby County Public Defender 301 East Main Street Shelbyville IL 62565 87.5 miles from Ford County 217-774-9539

Du Page County Public Defender 503 North County Farm Road Wheaton IL 60187 87.9 miles from Ford County 630-407-8300

Vigo County Public Defender 111 Oak Street Terre Haute IN 47807 89.3 miles from Ford County 812-462-3309

Kane County Public Defender 37W777 Illinois 38 St. Charles IL 60175 90.4 miles from Ford County 630-232-5835

Cook County Public Defender 1500 Maybrook Drive Maywood IL 60153 90.6 miles from Ford County 708-865-6041

Christian County Public Defender 101 South Main Street Taylorville IL 62568 91.9 miles from Ford County 217-824-3413

Sangamon County Public Defender 200 South 9th Street Springfield IL 62701 92.9 miles from Ford County 217-753-6699

Cook County Public Defender 1121 South State Street Chicago IL 60605 93.2 miles from Ford County 312-435-4907

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.