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Public Defender

This office provides cost-free legal representation to indigent persons, juvenile through adult, in criminal matters ranging from traffic offenses to criminal homicide. Clients may seek representation, pre-arrest through appellate proceedings.

Individuals have to apply for a Public Defender by completing an application. Applications can be obtained from the Public Defender’s office or from any Magisterial District Court. Once an application is submitted, eligibility will be determined by the Public Defender. Parties will be notified regarding eligibility. Defendant’s will be contacted by an attorney if they qualify for representation. Others will receive a letter outlining the reason why they do not qualify.

Contact Information

Public Defender

County Courthouse
31 Lake Avenue (PO Box 218)
Montrose, PA 18801

Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Telephone: (570) 278-4600
Fax: (570) 278-7036

Linda LaBarbera, Public Defender - Ext. 6681

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