05362 Public Defender Office

Find 05362 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Vermont State Public Defender 50 Park Place Guilford VT 05301 7.4 miles from 05362 802-254-2375

Keene Public Defender 1 West Street Keene NH 03431 19.3 miles from 05362 603-357-4891

Bennington Public Defender 411 Gage Street Woodford VT 05201 27.1 miles from 05362 802-442-8316

Rutland County Public Defender 13 Cottage Street Rutland VT 05701 49.2 miles from 05362 802-786-5823

White River Junction Public Defender 128 Gates Street Hartford VT 05001 52.1 miles from 05362 802-296-6200

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.