12566 Public Defender Office

Find 12566 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Dutchess County Public Defender 22 Market Street Poughkeepsie NY 12601 20.7 miles from 12566 845-486-2280

Ulster County Public Defender 18 Lucas Avenue Extension Kingston NY 12401 25.7 miles from 12566 845-340-3234

Pike County Public Defender 105 West High Street Milford PA 18337 32.8 miles from 12566 570-296-5266

Rockland County Public Defender 11 New Hempstead Road New City NY 10956 37.6 miles from 12566 845-638-5660

Newton Public Defender 20 East Clinton Street Newton NJ 07860 45.5 miles from 12566 973-383-9445

Greene County Public Defender 411 Main Street Catskill NY 12414 46.7 miles from 12566 518-719-3220

Connecticut Public Defender 146 White Street Danbury CT 06810 47.9 miles from 12566 203-207-8650

Paterson Public Defender 66 Hamilton Street Paterson NJ 07505 50.3 miles from 12566 973-977-4150

New Jersey State Public Defender 60 State Street Hackensack NJ 07601 53.9 miles from 12566 201-996-8030

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.