14738 Public Defender Office

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Warren County Public Defender 204 4th Avenue Warren PA 16365 14.6 miles from 14738 814-728-3435

Chautauqua County Public Defender 3 North Erie Street Mayville NY 14757 25.6 miles from 14738 716-753-4339

Cattaraugus County Pub Defender 175 North Union Street Olean NY 14760 33.6 miles from 14738 716-373-0004

McKean County Public Defender 500 West Main Street Smethport PA 16749 36.9 miles from 14738 814-887-3316

Erie County Public Defender 509 Sassafras Street Erie PA 16507 51.8 miles from 14738 814-451-6322

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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.