16679 Public Defender Office

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Fulton County Public Defender 216 North 2nd Street McConnellsburg PA 17233 18.5 miles from 16679 717-485-3447

Bedford County Public Defender 200 South Juliana Street Bedford PA 15522 19.0 miles from 16679 814-623-8606

Franklin County Public Defender 157 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg PA 17201 32.0 miles from 16679 717-261-3863

Johnstown Public Defender 319 Washington Street Johnstown PA 15901 40.1 miles from 16679 814-533-4581

Washington County Public Defender 100 West Franklin Street Hagerstown MD 21740 43.3 miles from 16679 301-791-4735

Allegany County Public Defender 248 North Mechanic Street Cumberland MD 21502 46.0 miles from 16679 301-777-2142

Somerset County Public Defender 218 North Kimberly Avenue Somerset PA 15501 47.7 miles from 16679 814-445-1545

West Virginia Public Defender 313 Monroe Street Martinsburg WV 25404 48.1 miles from 16679 304-263-8909

Adams County Public Defender 23 Baltimore Street Gettysburg PA 17325 55.7 miles from 16679 717-337-9842

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.