24137 Public Defender Office

Find 24137 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 20.2 miles from 24137 276-666-2206

Danville Public Defender Ste 326, 105 S Union St Danville VA 24541 27.7 miles from 24137 434-791-5306

Roanoke Public Defender 210 Franklin Rd SW Roanoke VA 24011 28.4 miles from 24137 540-777-0880

Bedford Public Defender 202 North Bridge Street Bedford VA 24523 29.1 miles from 24137 540-586-7977

Lynchburg Public Defender 725 Church Street Lynchburg VA 24504 44.0 miles from 24137 434-947-2244

South Boston Public Defender 120 Edmunds Street South Boston VA 24592 44.2 miles from 24137 434-476-4139

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.