18459 Public Defender Office

Find 18459 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Lackawanna County Public Defender 200 North Washington Avenue Scranton PA 18503 13.9 miles from 18459 570-963-6761

Tunkhannock Public Defender 103 Warren Street Tunkhannock PA 18657 27.2 miles from 18459 570-836-7363

Luzerne County Public Defender 20 North Pennsylvania Avenue Wilkes-Barre PA 18701 29.5 miles from 18459 570-825-1754

Pike County Public Defender 105 West High Street Milford PA 18337 34.8 miles from 18459 570-296-5266

Newton Public Defender 20 East Clinton Street Newton NJ 07860 46.7 miles from 18459 973-383-9445

Broome County Public Defender 229 State Street Binghamton NY 13901 48.3 miles from 18459 607-778-2403

Belvidere Public Defender 314 Front Street Belvidere NJ 07823 50.1 miles from 18459 908-475-5183

Berwick Public Defender 204 East 6th Street Berwick PA 18603 51.9 miles from 18459 570-752-4411

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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.