16056 Public Defender Office

Find 16056 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Butler County Public Defender 291 South Main Street Butler PA 16001 9.4 miles from 16056 724-284-5335

Allegheny County Public Defender 542 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15219 21.6 miles from 16056 412-350-2403

Lawrence County Public Defender 430 Court Street New Castle PA 16101 32.0 miles from 16056 724-656-2162

Indiana County Public Defender 825 Philadelphia Street Indiana PA 15701 36.7 miles from 16056 724-465-3925

Mercer County Public Defender 120 South Diamond Street Mercer PA 16137 40.2 miles from 16056 724-662-3800

Clarion County Public Defender 16 Grant Street Clarion PA 16214 41.1 miles from 16056 814-226-7380

Washington County Public Defender 100 West Beau Street Washington PA 15301 44.1 miles from 16056 724-228-6818

Franklin Public Defender 1168 Liberty Street Franklin PA 16323 46.2 miles from 16056 814-432-9593

Jefferson County Public Defender 155 Main Street Brookville PA 15825 49.8 miles from 16056 814-849-1520

Johnstown Public Defender 319 Washington Street Johnstown PA 15901 55.8 miles from 16056 814-533-4581

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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.