24457 Public Defender Office

Find 24457 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Lewisburg Public Defender 207 N Court St Lewisburg WV 24901 27.6 miles from 24457 304-645-5588

Marlinton Public Defender 1017 10th Avenue Marlinton WV 24954 32.3 miles from 24457 304-799-2471

Roanoke Public Defender 210 Franklin Rd SW Roanoke VA 24011 34.2 miles from 24457 540-777-0880

Bedford Public Defender 202 North Bridge Street Bedford VA 24523 37.5 miles from 24457 540-586-7977

Lynchburg Public Defender 725 Church Street Lynchburg VA 24504 49.9 miles from 24457 434-947-2244

Staunton Public Defender 20 Byers St Staunton VA 24401 54.3 miles from 24457 540-332-7845

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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.