24175 Public Defender Office

Find 24175 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Roanoke Public Defender 210 Franklin Rd SW Roanoke VA 24011 11.0 miles from 24175 540-777-0880

Bedford Public Defender 202 North Bridge Street Bedford VA 24523 23.7 miles from 24175 540-586-7977

Lewisburg Public Defender 207 N Court St Lewisburg WV 24901 37.9 miles from 24175 304-645-5588

Lynchburg Public Defender 725 Church Street Lynchburg VA 24504 43.7 miles from 24175 434-947-2244

Martinsville Public Defender 10 E Main St Martinsville VA 24112 51.0 miles from 24175 276-666-2206

Pulaski Public Defender 58 North Washington Avenue Pulaski VA 24301 53.2 miles from 24175 540-994-5008

Marlinton Public Defender 1017 10th Avenue Marlinton WV 24954 55.1 miles from 24175 304-799-2471

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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.