24088 Public Defender Office

Find 24088 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Martinsville Public Defender 10 E Main St Martinsville VA 24112 17.7 miles from 24088 276-666-2206

Roanoke Public Defender 210 Franklin Rd SW Roanoke VA 24011 27.3 miles from 24088 540-777-0880

Pulaski Public Defender 58 North Washington Avenue Pulaski VA 24301 40.3 miles from 24088 540-994-5008

Danville Public Defender Ste 326, 105 S Union St Danville VA 24541 43.3 miles from 24088 434-791-5306

Bedford Public Defender 202 North Bridge Street Bedford VA 24523 43.5 miles from 24088 540-586-7977

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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.