The Barry County Public Defender has an office located in Hastings, Michigan. The office assigns adults charged with criminal offenses in Barry County an attorney to represent them when they cannot afford one on their own. The office has one Chief Public Defender providing high-quality, client-centered legal representation to indigent persons of all ages accused of crimes, misdemeanor and felony cases. The Public Defender’s Office also represents individuals charged with criminal offenses in Barry County at the time of arraignment to request the setting of a reasonable bond amount based on the alleged violations. In addition, ensuring that all attorneys appointed to represent indigent defendants in Barry County complete required yearly training and meet the high standards of indigent representation as required by statute. The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of criminal defendants, including the right to a public trial without unnecessary delay and the right to a lawyer. Don’t hesitate to contact the Barry County office directly if you need further assistance.