Joliet Public Defender Office

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


Will County Public Defender 58 East Clinton Street Joliet IL 60432 815-727-8666


Kendall County Public Defender 807 John Street Yorkville IL 60560 18.9 miles from Joliet 630-553-4215

Cook County Public Defender 10220 South 76th Avenue Bridgeview IL 60455 21.7 miles from Joliet 708-974-6470

Du Page County Public Defender 503 North County Farm Road Wheaton IL 60187 24.0 miles from Joliet 630-407-8300

Kane County Public Defender 37W777 Illinois 38 St. Charles IL 60175 28.5 miles from Joliet 630-232-5835

Cook County Public Defender 1500 Maybrook Drive Maywood IL 60153 29.5 miles from Joliet 708-865-6041

Kankakee County Public Defender 450 East Court Street Kankakee IL 60901 31.5 miles from Joliet 815-937-2965

Cook County Public Defender 1121 South State Street Chicago IL 60605 36.1 miles from Joliet 312-435-4907

La Salle County Public Defender 707 East Etna Road Ottawa IL 61350 36.5 miles from Joliet 815-434-8267

Cook County Public Defender 2121 Euclid Avenue Rolling Meadows IL 60008 39.9 miles from Joliet 847-818-2470

Lake County Public Defender 2293 North Main Street Crown Point IN 46307 40.7 miles from Joliet 219-755-3550

Cook County Public Defender 5600 Old Orchard Road Skokie IL 60077 42.4 miles from Joliet 847-470-7400

De Kalb County Public Defender 133 West State Street Sycamore IL 60178 42.6 miles from Joliet 815-899-0760

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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.