Pittsburgh Public Defender Office

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

Allegheny County Public Defender 542 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15219 412-350-2403

Washington County Public Defender 100 West Beau Street Washington PA 15301 23.5 miles from Pittsburgh 724-228-6818

Butler County Public Defender 291 South Main Street Butler PA 16001 29.2 miles from Pittsburgh 724-284-5335

Lawrence County Public Defender 430 Court Street New Castle PA 16101 43.1 miles from Pittsburgh 724-656-2162

Indiana County Public Defender 825 Philadelphia Street Indiana PA 15701 45.0 miles from Pittsburgh 724-465-3925

Wheeling Public Defender 80 12th Street Wheeling WV 26003 46.9 miles from Pittsburgh 304-232-5062

Moundsville Public Defender 607 Court Avenue Moundsville WV 26041 54.3 miles from Pittsburgh 304-843-4074

Harrison County Public Defender 112 North Main Street Cadiz OH 43907 54.9 miles from Pittsburgh 740-942-2010

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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.