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Public Defender

An elected or appointed public official (usually of a county), who is an attorney regularly assigned by the courts to defend people accused of crimes who cannot afford a private attorney. Counties may also have alternate public defenders, attorneys who represent persons charged with a crime who cannot afford to hire a private attorney in situations where the public defender has a conflict of interest. In each Federal Judicial District there is also a federal public defender, an attorney who is appointed by the court to represent individuals charged with federal offenses who cannot afford to retain their own attorney. Some states have a state public defender to supervise the provision of attorneys to convicted indigent individuals for appeals.

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DeKalb County Government Information Lines
1300 Commerce Dr.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 371-2000 Main Client Number   Or Dial 311
(404) 687-3500 Continuum of Care
DeKalb County
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