17317 Public Defender Office

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York County Public Defender 45 North George Street York PA 17401 10.8 miles from 17317 717-771-9217

Lancaster County Public Defender 150 North Queen Street Lancaster PA 17603 12.4 miles from 17317 717-390-2300

Harrisburg Public Defender 228 Walnut Street Harrisburg PA 17101 27.7 miles from 17317 717-782-2237

Harford County Public Defender 2 South Bond Street Bel Air MD 21014 31.4 miles from 17317 410-836-4880

Westminster Public Defender Ste PD, 101 N Court St Westminster MD 21157 37.0 miles from 17317 410-871-3636

Adams County Public Defender 23 Baltimore Street Gettysburg PA 17325 38.8 miles from 17317 717-337-9842

Baltimore County Public Defender 200 Washington Avenue Towson MD 21204 39.8 miles from 17317 410-324-8900

Berks County Public Defender 633 Court Street Reading PA 19601 40.5 miles from 17317 610-478-6650

Cecil County Public Defender 170 East Main Street Elkton MD 21921 44.6 miles from 17317 410-996-2850

Mary Land State Public Defender 6 Saint Paul Street Baltimore MD 21202 47.3 miles from 17317 410-767-8460

Delaware State Public Defender 500 North King Street Wilmington DE 19801 54.0 miles from 17317 302-255-0130

Public Defender Offices Near Me

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.