01940 Public Defender Office

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Nashua Public Defender 188 Main Street Nashua NH 03060 26.7 miles from 01940 603-598-4986

Stratham Public Defender 142 Portsmouth Avenue Stratham NH 03885 34.3 miles from 01940 603-778-0526

Manchester Public Defender 20 Merrimack Street Manchester NH 03101 38.1 miles from 01940 603-669-7888

New Hampshire Public Defender 15 4th Street Dover NH 03820 46.7 miles from 01940 603-749-5540

Rhode Island Public Defender 160 Pine Street Providence RI 02903 52.9 miles from 01940 401-222-3492

New Hampshire Public Defender 117 North State Street Concord NH 03301 53.3 miles from 01940 603-778-0526

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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.