|Lake County Public Defenders Office||Crown Point||Indiana 46307||40 miles|
|Elkhart County Public Defenders Office||Elkhart||Indiana 46516||40 miles|
|Cook County Public Defenders Office||Chicago||Illinois 60605||46 miles|
|Elkhart County Public Defenders Office||Goshen||Indiana 46526||49 miles|
|Cook County Public Defenders Office||Bridgeview||Illinois 60455||55 miles|
|Cook County Public Defenders Office||Skokie||Illinois 60077||56 miles|
|Cook County Public Defenders Office||Maywood||Illinois 60153||56 miles|
|Cook County Public Defenders Office||Rolling Meadows||Illinois 60008||68 miles|
|Lake County Public Defenders Office||Waukegan||Illinois 60085||68 miles|
|Will County Public Defenders Office||Joliet||Illinois 60432||71 miles|
|Du Page County Public Defenders Office||Wheaton||Illinois 60187||72 miles|
|Noble County Public Defenders Office||Albion||Indiana 46701||73 miles|
|Kankakee County Public Defenders Office||Kankakee||Illinois 60901||74 miles|
|Kenosha Public Defenders Office||Kenosha||Wisconsin 53140||78 miles|
|Miami County Public Defenders Office||Peru||Indiana 46970||80 miles|
|Kane County Public Defenders Office||Saint Charles||Illinois 60175||83 miles|
|Racine Public Defenders Office||Racine||Wisconsin 53403||84 miles|
|Kendall County Public Defenders Office||Yorkville||Illinois 60560||89 miles|
|Mc Henry County Public Defenders Office||Woodstock||Illinois 60098||95 miles|
|Howard County Public Defenders Office||Kokomo||Indiana 46901||96 miles|
Public defenders, a type of criminal defense lawyer, are attorneys appointed by courts to represent defendants who can't afford to pay private attorneys. The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants defendants the right to legal representation by a public defender. To have a public defender, a defendant must swear to the court that he or she lacks financial means to pay for a private attorney.
Public defenders are as well-qualified as private attorneys. They've graduated from law school, passed bar exams, and hold licenses to practice law. A public defender offers some advantages to the defendant, including access to other types of legal aid, such as the fact that a court may pay the costs of expert witnesses on behalf of the defendant.
In this directory, you'll find experienced public defenders who can provide expert legal counsel.