Rock Island Public Defender Office

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

Rock Island County Public Defender 1504 3rd Avenue Rock Island IL 61201 309-558-3530

Davenport Public Defender 332 North Harrison Street Davenport IA 52801 3.7 miles from Rock Island 563-323-3400

Muscatine Public Defender 319 East 2nd Street Muscatine IA 52761 24.0 miles from Rock Island 563-263-0850

Carroll County Public Defender 301 Main Avenue Clinton IA 52732 34.7 miles from Rock Island 563-244-0281

Warren County Public Defender 304 South Main Street Monmouth IL 61462 38.9 miles from Rock Island 309-734-4760

Iowa State Public Defender 725 South Clinton Street Iowa IA 52240 50.8 miles from Rock Island 319-351-1327

Burlington Public Defender 305 North 3rd Street Burlington IA 52601 53.0 miles from Rock Island 319-753-5163

Carroll County Public Defender 301 North Main Street Mount Carroll IL 61053 53.6 miles from Rock Island 815-244-0281

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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.