18053 Public Defender Office

Find 18053 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Lehigh County Public Defender 455 Hamilton Street Allentown PA 18101 14.7 miles from 18053 610-782-3157

Shenandoah Public Defender FURNACE St Shenandoah PA 17976 26.8 miles from 18053 570-462-9576

Berks County Public Defender 633 Court Street Reading PA 19601 28.9 miles from 18053 610-478-6650

Belvidere Public Defender 314 Front Street Belvidere NJ 07823 33.6 miles from 18053 908-475-5183

Berwick Public Defender 204 East 6th Street Berwick PA 18603 36.3 miles from 18053 570-752-4411

Luzerne County Public Defender 20 North Pennsylvania Avenue Wilkes-Barre PA 18701 37.4 miles from 18053 570-825-1754

New Jersey Public Defender 84 Park Avenue Flemington NJ 08822 46.4 miles from 18053 908-782-1082

Lackawanna County Public Defender 200 North Washington Avenue Scranton PA 18503 47.6 miles from 18053 570-963-6761

Newton Public Defender 20 East Clinton Street Newton NJ 07860 55.1 miles from 18053 973-383-9445

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.