16421 Public Defender Office

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Erie County Public Defender 509 Sassafras Street Erie PA 16507 8.6 miles from 16421 814-451-6322

Chautauqua County Public Defender 3 North Erie Street Mayville NY 14757 22.6 miles from 16421 716-753-4339

Meadville Public Defender 903 Diamond Park Square Meadville PA 16335 38.5 miles from 16421 814-333-7367

Warren County Public Defender 204 4th Avenue Warren PA 16365 46.1 miles from 16421 814-728-3435

Ashtabula County Public Defender 4817 State Road Ashtabula OH 44004 48.1 miles from 16421 440-998-2628

Franklin Public Defender 1168 Liberty Street Franklin PA 16323 53.7 miles from 16421 814-432-9593

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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.