"… you have the right to an attorney, if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed by the court to represent you."
What We Do:
The Public’s Defender’s office represents those individuals that have been accused of a crime which carries with it the potential for jail or prison time and cannot afford to retain private counsel.
The Public Defender’s office handles all varieties of criminal matters from traffic to misdemeanors to murder.
The Public Defender’s office can also be appointed in juvenile cases and abuse and neglect cases involving the rights of a parent accused of abusing or neglecting their child. The Public Defender may represent one of the child’s parents of be appointed to represent the interest of the child.