Berrien County Public Defenders

See Berrien County Public Defenders and search records to locate information on legal matters including criminal defense lawyers and attorneys, legal aid, DUI/DWI, felonies, misdemeanors, bail, bail bonds, arraignments, trials, prosecution, and sentencing.

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What is a public defender?

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.