20144 Public Defender Office

Find 20144 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Warrenton Public Defender 16 Horner Street Warrenton VA 20186 16.8 miles from 20144 540-347-6390

Winchester Public Defender 117 East Piccadilly Street Winchester VA 22601 21.5 miles from 20144 540-722-3450

Charles Town Public Defender 202 West Liberty Street Charles Town WV 25414 25.7 miles from 20144 304-728-7811

Virginia State Public Defender 4103 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax VA 22030 34.8 miles from 20144 703-934-5600

West Virginia Public Defender 313 Monroe Street Martinsburg WV 25404 38.8 miles from 20144 304-263-8909

Montgomery County Public Defender 199 East Montgomery Avenue Rockville MD 20850 44.2 miles from 20144 240-777-7058

Frederick County Public Defender 100 West Patrick Street Frederick MD 21701 44.4 miles from 20144 301-600-1988

Arlington Public Defender 2300 North Clarendon Boulevard Arlington VA 22201 46.3 miles from 20144 703-875-1111

Alexandria Public Defender Ste 200, 132 N Royal St Alexandria VA 22314 49.3 miles from 20144 703-746-4477

Virginia State Public Defender Ste 300, 2300 Fall Hill Ave Fredericksburg VA 22401 49.4 miles from 20144 540-899-4814

Washington Public Defender 500 Indiana Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20001 49.9 miles from 20144 202-824-2830

Washington County Public Defender 100 West Franklin Street Hagerstown MD 21740 51.3 miles from 20144 301-791-4735

Prince George's County Public Defender 4990 Rhode Island Avenue Hyattsville MD 20781 54.0 miles from 20144 301-699-2760

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.