Northampton County Public Defender

We provide competent and effective legal counsel to any person who lacks sufficient funds to obtain legal counsel in any proceeding where representation is constitutionally or statutorily required.

We handle the following cases:

The Public Defender represents eligible individuals at all stages of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, and in certain summary cases, including pretrial identification procedures, preliminary hearings, pretrial motions, trials, post-trial proceedings, sentencing proceedings, probation and parole violation hearings, bail reduction hearings and extradition hearings. The Public Defender also provides counsel to juveniles in all phases of juvenile delinquency matters. In addition, the Public Defender represents individuals facing mental health commitment.

We are Located:

We are in the basement level of the Northampton County Courthouse at 669 Washington Street, Easton, PA 18042

Do I have to pay for a Public Defender?

If you qualify then No. The public defender is responsible for furnishing legal counsel for any person who, for lack of sufficient funds, is unable to obtain legal counsel.