The Office of the Public Defender represents indigent persons accused of offenses and crimes in Rockland County at trial and other appearances in the local Justice Courts and County Court.
The office also prosecutes appeals on behalf of its clients to various Appellate Courts; represents clients prosecuted for parole and probation violations and appears in connection with extradition proceedings of persons accused of crimes out of state and arrested as fugitives in New York.
The Office of the Public Defender conducts interviews with prospective clients to determine whether they are financially eligible for representation.
Clients who are under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The client must provide his/her financial information as well as the financial information of the parent/guardian.