05847 Public Defender Office

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Lamoille County Public Defender 179 West Main Street Hyde Park VT 05655 15.8 miles from 05847 802-888-7921

Saint Albans Public Defender 140 South Main Street St. Albans VT 05478 30.8 miles from 05847 802-524-7979

Vermont State Public Defender 1129 Main Street St. Johnsbury VT 05819 33.7 miles from 05847 802-751-0444

Vermont Public Defender 237 North Main Street Barre VT 05641 41.1 miles from 05847 802-479-2514

Chittenden County Public Defender 192 College Street Burlington VT 05401 43.0 miles from 05847

New Hampshire Public Defender 134 Main Street Littleton NH 03561 47.5 miles from 05847 603-444-1185

Plattsburgh Public Defender 14 Durkee Street Plattsburgh NY 12901 49.2 miles from 05847 518-561-4982

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.