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Office of the Public Defender - Ingham County

Joined in December 2019

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The Office of the Public Defender represents criminal defendants who are indigent, meaning he or she cannot afford to hire an attorney, and need a court appointed attorney. In Ingham County, the Office of the Public Defender was created to replace the Court Appointed Counsel system and improve the quality of indigent criminal defense in the county by having a fully staffed, full-time office handling indigent criminal defense. The attorneys in the Office of the Public Defender are employed by Ingham County but work exclusively for their clients benefit.

The Office of the Public Defender represents criminal defendants who are indigent, meaning he or she cannot afford to hire an attorney, and need a court appointed attorney. In Ingham County, the Office of the Public Defender was created to…

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  • Crime & Safety
  • Family
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties

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