Public Defender

The public defender office provides legal representation for indigent people charged with criminal offenses in Clark County.

  • The criminal offense must be one that could result in a loss of freedom.
  • Potential clients must apply with thr office by providing household income and other information.
  • This is a poverty program and you must be determined to be indigent

What We Do

  • The attorneys in the public defender office provide defense representation in criminal matters that could result in a jail or prison term.
  • The person accused of a criminal offense must apply for representation.
  • The office does not handle non-criminal issues such as bankruptcy, custody, divorce, disability, employment or housing issues.