The Office of the Public Defender's sole purpose is to provide effective assistance of counsel to indigent adults and juveniles accused of a crime in the circuit, district and juvenile courts, as mandated by the federal and state constitutions.
The Public Defender maintains 15 field offices located throughout the state, providing Wyoming counties with competent, experienced counsel to represent a vast majority of the criminal defendants who seek counsel.
The Public Defender ensures the protection of due process rights for its clients at all stages of a criminal proceeding by informing, advising, advocating and negotiating on behalf of the client.
In all stages of a criminal case, the Public Defender provides zealous representation for its clients, including attempts to resolve cases through fair plea negotiations.
Office of the Public Defender Strategic Plan