Urbana Public Defender Office

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

Urbana Public Defender 201 South Vine Street Urbana IL 61802 217-373-0666

Douglas County Public Defender 404 South Court Street Tuscola IL 61953 22.2 miles from Urbana 217-253-3241

Moultrie County Public Defender 401 West Water Street Sullivan IL 61951 41.7 miles from Urbana 217-728-8551

Charleston Public Defender 607 Monroe Avenue Charleston IL 61920 42.5 miles from Urbana 217-345-6122

Mc Lean County Public Defender 104 West Front Street Bloomington IL 61701 49.1 miles from Urbana 309-888-5147

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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.