Is a Public Defender a real attorney?

Yes! A Public Defender is a licensed attorney who has graduated law school and passed the state’s bar exam. The only difference is that private counsel is paid for by the client, and a public defender is paid for by county taxpayers.

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1. How do I get a Public Defender?
2. Is a Public Defender a real attorney?
3. What is an alternate Public Defender?
4. How do I contact my Public Defender?
5. I forgot my court date. How can I find out when I am supposed to appear?