15351 Public Defender Office

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Washington County Public Defender 100 West Beau Street Washington PA 15301 25.9 miles from 15351 724-228-6818

Allegheny County Public Defender 542 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15219 38.4 miles from 15351 412-350-2403

Garrett County Public Defender 105 South 2nd Street Oakland MD 21550 43.0 miles from 15351 301-334-9196

Moundsville Public Defender 607 Court Avenue Moundsville WV 26041 43.3 miles from 15351 304-843-4074

Wheeling Public Defender 80 12th Street Wheeling WV 26003 43.7 miles from 15351 304-232-5062

Somerset County Public Defender 218 North Kimberly Avenue Somerset PA 15501 46.1 miles from 15351 814-445-1545

Harrison County Public Defender 215 South 3rd Street Clarksburg WV 26301 47.2 miles from 15351 304-627-2134

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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.