17262 Public Defender Office

Find 17262 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Franklin County Public Defender 157 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg PA 17201 14.9 miles from 17262 717-261-3863

Fulton County Public Defender 216 North 2nd Street McConnellsburg PA 17233 19.9 miles from 17262 717-485-3447

Washington County Public Defender 100 West Franklin Street Hagerstown MD 21740 34.6 miles from 17262 301-791-4735

Adams County Public Defender 23 Baltimore Street Gettysburg PA 17325 34.6 miles from 17262 717-337-9842

Bedford County Public Defender 200 South Juliana Street Bedford PA 15522 41.3 miles from 17262 814-623-8606

Harrisburg Public Defender 228 Walnut Street Harrisburg PA 17101 46.0 miles from 17262 717-782-2237

West Virginia Public Defender 313 Monroe Street Martinsburg WV 25404 47.0 miles from 17262 304-263-8909

Centre County Public Defender 104 Centre County Courthouse Bellefonte PA 16823 53.3 miles from 17262 814-355-6798

Frederick County Public Defender 100 West Patrick Street Frederick MD 21701 53.4 miles from 17262 301-600-1988

York County Public Defender 45 North George Street York PA 17401 55.0 miles from 17262 717-771-9217

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.