32534 Public Defender Office

Find 32534 public defender offices. Public defenders provide information on lawyers, attorneys, criminal defense, DUI, DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, legal aid, bail, arraignment, trials and prosecutions.

Pensacola Public Defender 3 West Garden Street Pensacola FL 32502 8.9 miles from 32534 850-432-1418

Milton Public Defender 5210 Willing Street Milton FL 32570 16.0 miles from 32534 850-981-5600

Brewton Public Defender 101 Henderson Street Brewton AL 36426 41.8 miles from 32534 251-867-0289

Shalimar Public Defender 1 9th Avenue Shalimar FL 32579 42.3 miles from 32534 850-651-7350

Okaloosa County Public Defender 302 Wilson Street North Crestview FL 32536 45.1 miles from 32534 850-689-5580

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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.