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Office of the Public Defender

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY COURTHOUSE
669 WASHINGTON STREET
EASTON, PA 18042
610-829-6384

ROBERT EYER
PUBLIC DEFENDER

 

**Please note - All applications MUST be submitted to the Office of the Public Defender with the required items from the checklist. Applications faxed in or mailed in without the required items will NOT be accepted.**

 

Mission Statement:  The mission of the Public Defender is to 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.

 

Goals and Objectives:  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. The work of the Public Defender includes representation at the magisterial district court level, representation at trial court level, representation at the appellate court level, and representation in post-conviction collateral proceedings.