When should I get a Public Defender?

In accordance with the Pennsylvania Public Defender Act, we will provide legal counsel for critical pretrial identification procedures and also for police questioning.  We also attend preliminary arraignments at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility. If you are facing the possibility of criminal charges, it is imperative that you contact our office as soon as possible.

Otherwise, as soon as you receive criminal charges, you should apply to our office immediately without delay so we can start working on your case.

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1. How do I apply for a Public Defender?
2. How many Public Defenders are there?
3. How do I contact my Public Defender?
4. When should I get a Public Defender?
5. What can a Public Defender do for me?
6. How much will a Public Defender cost me?
7. How long will I have a Public Defender?
8. How do I apply for an attorney for a Juvenile?
9. Can I apply for juvenile attorney to attend a District Justice's hearing for a summary citation?
10. How do I get a juvenile attorney if I am juvenile with charges directly filed in adult court?
11. What does the JDU staff consist of?
12. How long does it take to get a Public Defender after I apply?