24586 Public Defender Office

Find 24586 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Danville Public Defender Ste 326, 105 S Union St Danville VA 24541 6.6 miles from 24586 434-791-5306

South Boston Public Defender 120 Edmunds Street South Boston VA 24592 21.3 miles from 24586 434-476-4139

Martinsville Public Defender 10 E Main St Martinsville VA 24112 33.6 miles from 24586 276-666-2206

Hillsborough Public Defender 129 East King Street Hillsborough NC 27278 38.0 miles from 24586 919-643-4401

Greensboro Public Defender 301 North Elm Street Greensboro NC 27401 46.5 miles from 24586 336-333-5455

Durham County Public Defender 310 South Dillard Street Durham NC 27701 47.5 miles from 24586 919-560-0430

Chatham County Public Defender 200 North Greensboro Street Carrboro NC 27510 49.4 miles from 24586 919-542-0724

Bedford Public Defender 202 North Bridge Street Bedford VA 24523 52.1 miles from 24586 540-586-7977

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.