21523 Public Defender Office

Find 21523 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Garrett County Public Defender 105 South 2nd Street Oakland MD 21550 18.3 miles from 21523 301-334-9196

Allegany County Public Defender 248 North Mechanic Street Cumberland MD 21502 20.5 miles from 21523 301-777-2142

Somerset County Public Defender 218 North Kimberly Avenue Somerset PA 15501 36.5 miles from 21523 814-445-1545

Bedford County Public Defender 200 South Juliana Street Bedford PA 15522 48.0 miles from 21523 814-623-8606

Winchester Public Defender 117 East Piccadilly Street Winchester VA 22601 53.0 miles from 21523 540-722-3450

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.