Office of the Public Defender
Indiana County Courthouse
825 Philadelphia Street, 2nd Floor
Indiana, PA 15701
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Closed Courthouse Holidays
Click here to download the application for a Public Defender
Click here to download the ARD Application Form
Click here to download the Waiver of Arraignment
Click here to download the PWV Petition
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.
Representation of children in dependency hearings.