|Allegheny County Public Defender||Provides legal defense to eligible adult and juvenile clients for all criminal charges and representation for respondents in civil mental health commitment proceedings.||Allegheny||Allegheny County Public Defender||Allegheny County Public Defender|
|Butler County Public Defender||Provides legal defense to eligible adult and juvenile clients for all criminal charges and representation for respondents in civil mental health commitment proceedings.||Butler||Butler County Courthouse||Butler County Government|
|Carbon County Government Center||County government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, emergency services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor.
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|County of Berks - Public Defender||Represents indigent persons charged with crimes. Represents indigent persons charged with juvenile delinquency. Represents indigent persons subject to mental health commitment proceedings.||Berks||Courthouse||County of Berks|
|Crawford County Courts and Legal - Public Defender||Furnish legal counsel to any person who is charged with a qualified criminal offense, and, for lack of funds as determined by office guidelines, is unable to obtain legal counsel.||Crawford||Crawford County Courts and Legal - Public Defender||Crawford County Courts and Legal|
|Dauphin County Public Defenders||Legal representation in all stages of the criminal and juvenile justice system; criminal judicial contempt parole matters; juvenile representation in delinquency matters; extradition; Post-Conviction Hearing Act Appeals.||Dauphin||Dauphin County Public Defender||Dauphin County Public Defenders |
|Franklin County Public Defender Office||The Public Defender is responsible for furnishing legal counsel to any person who, for lack of sufficient funds, is unable to obtain legal counsel in any situation where representation is constitutionally guaranteed. In general, a person is entitled to legal counsel whenever that individual's personal liberty is at stake. This would include capital crimes, misdemeanor and felony offenses, and summary offenses that carry a mandatory sentence of incarceration.||Franklin||Franklin County Public Defender Office||Franklin County Judicial Services|
|Jefferson County Public Defender||Provides legal services to income eligible individuals||Jefferson||Jefferson County Public Defender||Jefferson County Public Defender|
|Lancaster County Office of The Public Defender||Provides legal counsel and representation for Lancaster County defendants in criminal court for summary offenses, misdemeanors and felonies. Services are provided from arrest to trial, including probation and parole violation hearings and appeals. Also provides defense representation in paternity and protection from abuse cases. Provides legal representation for juveniles in court.||Lancaster||Lancaster County Office of The Public Defender||County of Lancaster|
|Lehigh County Public Defender||Provides legal representation, at every stage of the Criminal Court System, to adult and juvenile clients who are charged with committing criminal offenses and who cannot afford private legal services.||Lehigh||Lehigh County Public Defender's Office||Lehigh County Public Defender's Office|
|Lycoming County Public Defender||Provides legal council to low-income individuals charged with criminal law violations.||Lycoming||Lycoming County Public Defender||Lycoming County Government|
|Mercer County Public Defender||Provides legal counsel to individuals who cannot afford to hire an attorney.||Mercer||Public Defender||Mercer County Government and Courthouse|
|Northampton County Public Defender||Provides legal counsel in criminal cases only. Each individuals charged with a criminal offense in Northampton County must make an application to determine if he/she qualifies for services.||Northampton||Northampton County Office of Public Defender||Northampton County Office of Public Defender|
|Perry County Public Defender||Legal representation in all stages of the criminal justice system except summary offenses.
Summary offense charges are entitled to a public defender only if there is substantial risk of incarceration if convicted.||Perry||Perry County Public Defender||Perry County Public Defender |
|Public Defender||Public Defender represents individuals who are charged with one or more crimes and cannot afford to hire private counsel. Attorneys in the office also represent juveniles charged in delinquency proceedings .Representation is provided through all stages of criminal proceedings, from the preliminary hearing through the conclusion of appeal before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.||Bradford County Public Defender||Bradford County Government|
|Public Defender - Lackawanna County||The Lackawanna County Public Defender’s Office represents those adult individuals who have been charged with a criminal offense and are determined to be indigent.
If you cannot afford an attorney, you may obtain an Application for Legal Representation at the Public Defender’s Office. You must provide proof of income and any papers that you may have pertaining to your charge. If you are eligible, you will be provided with representation by the Public Defender’s Office free of charge.
If you are in prison, you may obtain an Application for Legal Representation from your counselor. The completed Application will be delivered to the Public Defender’s Office and you will be notified of your eligibility.||Lackawanna||Public Defender - Lackawanna County||Lackawanna County Court System|
|Public Defender - Luzerne County Court System||Represents all indigent persons charged with crimes in the County. Defends individuals charged with felonies, misdemeanors and traffic cases for which a sentence of incarceration may be imposed.||Luzerne||Luzerne County Office of the Public Defender||Luzerne County Court System|
|Public Defender - Monroe County||Devoted primarily to criminal cases, not civil law suits or domestic cases, and includes the following types of matters, provided they occur within Monroe County, Pennsylvania: adults charged with the commission of a crime, juveniles (age 10 to 17) charged with the commission of a crime (juvenile delinquency cases), preliminary hearings, county habeas corpus proceedings, county trials, including pre-trial and post trial matters, Superior Court appeals, Pennsylvania Supreme Court appeals, post conviction matters, criminal extradition proceedings, probation and parole matters, mental health proceedings, PFA contempt, parents of children in dependency proceedings, petitions for contempt for failure to pay child support, and court costs or fines where imprisonment is possible. Does not represent individuals charged with federal offenses, only crimes against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.||Monroe||Monroe County Public Defender||Monroe County Government|
|Public Defender of Chester County||Provides competent, effective and ethical legal representation to indigent persons accused of crimes.||Chester||PUBLIC DEFENDER OF CHESTER COUNTY||Public Defender of Chester County|
|Public Defenders Office - Erie County||Law office for public defense||Erie||Public Defenders Office - Erie County||Public Defenders Office - Erie County |
|Public Defender's Office, York County||Provides legal defence to those charged with criminal offenses and who cannot afford legal counsel.
Types of cases that qualify:
•Summary offenses: all cases in which there is a substantial likelihood that a jail sentence will be imposed, such as
•Driving under Suspension if Habitual Offender
•Driving under Suspension DUI-related
•Summary conviction appeals: appeals from a conviction by MDJ of a summary offense for which the MDJ has imposed a jail sentence
•DRO - contempt for failure to pay child support if scheduled before a judge
•ICC - violation of a PFA Order
•Probation and parole violation hearings
•PCRA – only if appointed by the judge
•For juvenile cases please refer to the 'Juvenile Court' section
||York||York County Public Defender's Office||Courts and Criminal Justice, York County Government|
|Public Defender - Susquehanna County||Provides cost-free legal representation to indigent persons, juvenile through adult, in criminal matters ranging from traffic offenses to criminal homicide. Clients may seek representation, pre-arrest through appellate proceedings.||Susquehanna||Court Administrator - Susquehanna County||Susquehanna County Government|
|Venango County Public Defender||Provides legal counsel to any person who is charged with a qualified criminal offense and is determined unable to afford legal counsel.||Venango||Venango County Public Defender||Venango County Public Defender|