02802 Public Defender Office

Find 02802 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Rhode Island Public Defender 160 Pine Street Providence RI 02903 9.4 miles from 02802 401-222-3492

Warwick Public Defender 222 Quaker Lane Warwick RI 02886 18.1 miles from 02802 401-822-6875

Danielson Public Defender 120 School Street Killingly CT 06239 24.1 miles from 02802 860-779-8560

Wake Field Public Defender 4800 Tower Hill Road South Kingstown RI 02879 34.8 miles from 02802 401-782-4180

Vernon Public Defender 20 Park Street Vernon CT 06066 51.3 miles from 02802 860-870-3280

Connecticut State Public Defender 112 Broad Street New London CT 06320 52.9 miles from 02802 860-443-5356

Waterford Public Defender 978 Hartford Turnpike Waterford CT 06385 53.4 miles from 02802 860-440-5870

Nashua Public Defender 188 Main Street Nashua NH 03060 55.8 miles from 02802 603-598-4986

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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.