22539 Public Defender Office

Find 22539 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Maryland State Public Defender 23110 Leonard Hall Drive Leonardtown MD 20650 35.8 miles from 22539 301-880-2830

Somerset County Public Defender 30509 Prince William Street Princess Anne MD 21853 40.0 miles from 22539 410-651-3271

Calvert County Public Defender 200 Duke Street Prince Frederick MD 20678 49.6 miles from 22539 410-535-8810

Cambridge Public Defender 310 Gay Street Cambridge MD 21613 50.3 miles from 22539 410-221-2570

Salisbury Public Defender 201 Baptist Street Salisbury MD 21801 51.2 miles from 22539 410-713-3400

Snow Hill Public Defender 203 River Street Snow Hill MD 21863 53.2 miles from 22539 410-632-1933

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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.