16248 Public Defender Office

Find 16248 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Clarion County Public Defender 16 Grant Street Clarion PA 16214 13.8 miles from 16248 814-226-7380

Jefferson County Public Defender 155 Main Street Brookville PA 15825 23.8 miles from 16248 814-849-1520

Butler County Public Defender 291 South Main Street Butler PA 16001 23.8 miles from 16248 724-284-5335

Franklin Public Defender 1168 Liberty Street Franklin PA 16323 30.2 miles from 16248 814-432-9593

Indiana County Public Defender 825 Philadelphia Street Indiana PA 15701 33.7 miles from 16248 724-465-3925

Mercer County Public Defender 120 South Diamond Street Mercer PA 16137 40.5 miles from 16248 724-662-3800

Lawrence County Public Defender 430 Court Street New Castle PA 16101 43.7 miles from 16248 724-656-2162

Allegheny County Public Defender 542 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15219 48.6 miles from 16248 412-350-2403

Meadville Public Defender 903 Diamond Park Square Meadville PA 16335 53.5 miles from 16248 814-333-7367

Clearfield Public Defender 230 East Market Street Clearfield PA 16830 55.6 miles from 16248 814-765-2641

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.