17951 Public Defender Office

Find 17951 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Shenandoah Public Defender FURNACE St Shenandoah PA 17976 9.2 miles from 17951 570-462-9576

Berwick Public Defender 204 East 6th Street Berwick PA 18603 26.3 miles from 17951 570-752-4411

Berks County Public Defender 633 Court Street Reading PA 19601 29.0 miles from 17951 610-478-6650

Union County Public Defender 103 South 2nd Street Lewisburg PA 17837 38.7 miles from 17951 570-524-8780

Lehigh County Public Defender 455 Hamilton Street Allentown PA 18101 41.1 miles from 17951 610-782-3157

Snyder County Public Defender 13 North Main Street Middleburg PA 17842 42.7 miles from 17951 570-837-5931

Luzerne County Public Defender 20 North Pennsylvania Avenue Wilkes-Barre PA 18701 43.5 miles from 17951 570-825-1754

Harrisburg Public Defender 228 Walnut Street Harrisburg PA 17101 44.2 miles from 17951 717-782-2237

Lancaster County Public Defender 150 North Queen Street Lancaster PA 17603 44.2 miles from 17951 717-390-2300

Lycoming County Public Defender 48 West 3rd Street Williamsport PA 17701 55.4 miles from 17951 570-327-2367

York County Public Defender 45 North George Street York PA 17401 55.5 miles from 17951 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.