12572 Public Defender Office

Find 12572 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Ulster County Public Defender 18 Lucas Avenue Extension Kingston NY 12401 8.2 miles from 12572 845-340-3234

Dutchess County Public Defender 22 Market Street Poughkeepsie NY 12601 15.7 miles from 12572 845-486-2280

Greene County Public Defender 411 Main Street Catskill NY 12414 20.4 miles from 12572 518-719-3220

Bantam Public Defender 80 Doyle Rd Bantam CT 06750 35.0 miles from 12572 860-567-3946

Litchfield Public Defender 15 West Street Litchfield CT 06759 36.8 miles from 12572 860-567-3101

Connecticut Public Defender 146 White Street Danbury CT 06810 42.2 miles from 12572 203-207-8650

Waterbury Public Defender 400 Grand Street Waterbury CT 06702 49.3 miles from 12572 203-236-8170

Albany County Public Defender 60 South Pearl Street Albany NY 12207 50.3 miles from 12572 518-447-7150

Bristol Public Defender 131 North Main Street Bristol CT 06010 50.3 miles from 12572 860-589-5976

Rockland County Public Defender 11 New Hempstead Road New City NY 10956 54.1 miles from 12572 845-638-5660

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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.