24581 Public Defender Office

Find 24581 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Lynchburg Public Defender 725 Church Street Lynchburg VA 24504 24.9 miles from 24581 434-947-2244

Virginia State Public Defender 409 3rd Street Northeast Charlottesville VA 22902 31.6 miles from 24581 434-951-6300

Staunton Public Defender 20 Byers St Staunton VA 24401 37.0 miles from 24581 540-332-7845

Bedford Public Defender 202 North Bridge Street Bedford VA 24523 45.1 miles from 24581 540-586-7977

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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.