16151 Public Defender Office

Find 16151 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Meadville Public Defender 903 Diamond Park Square Meadville PA 16335 13.8 miles from 16151 814-333-7367

Mercer County Public Defender 120 South Diamond Street Mercer PA 16137 15.1 miles from 16151 724-662-3800

Franklin Public Defender 1168 Liberty Street Franklin PA 16323 19.9 miles from 16151 814-432-9593

Lawrence County Public Defender 430 Court Street New Castle PA 16101 31.5 miles from 16151 724-656-2162

Ohio State Public Defender 112 East Market Street Warren OH 44481 34.8 miles from 16151 330-395-5519

Ashtabula County Public Defender 4817 State Road Ashtabula OH 44004 41.1 miles from 16151 440-998-2628

Butler County Public Defender 291 South Main Street Butler PA 16001 43.6 miles from 16151 724-284-5335

Clarion County Public Defender 16 Grant Street Clarion PA 16214 45.4 miles from 16151 814-226-7380

Erie County Public Defender 509 Sassafras Street Erie PA 16507 47.7 miles from 16151 814-451-6322

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.