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Public Defender

 
Indiana County
 
Office of the Public Defender

 

Location:
Indiana County Courthouse
825 Philadelphia Street, 2nd Floor
Indiana, PA 15701

Telephone:
(724) 465-3925


Fax:
(724) 465-3927


Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Closed Courthouse Holidays


Email:
pdefender(at)countyofindiana.org
 
Our Mission


The Office of the Public Defender is responsible for furnishing competent and effective legal counsel to any person who lacks sufficient funds to obtain legal counsel in any proceeding where representation is constitutionally required.


The Public Defender Act authorizes the Office of the Public Defender to provide legal counsel in the following matters:


Adults charged with criminal or traffic offenses that carry possible incarceration as punishment.


Juveniles charged with criminal offense.


County or state parole/probation revocation proceedings.


Proceedings under the Mental Health Act.


Violation of Protection from Abuse orders.


Support Contempt proceedings.


Extradition Proceedings.


Representation of children in dependency hearings.