The Dutchess County Public Defender’s Office is a legal service component of the Dutchess County Government. Their office is located in Poughkeepsie, NY. With one Public Defender, Staff Attorneys and support staff, this office represents indigent criminal defendants throughout Dutchess County. They provide legal representation to clients who have criminal charges filed against them and have been determined to be indigent. Dutchess County Public Defender’s Office is also available to assist indigent individuals who have been contacted regarding a criminal police matter before they have been formally charged. In addition, the office advocates for the protection of their clients’ constitutional rights and works toward achieving results that have the greatest likelihood of helping and/or rehabilitating their clients. Moreover, they provide legal representation in Family Court, including, among other matters, family offenses, neglect, abuse, custody and child support matters. Dutchess County Public Defenders are committed to protecting the rights of parents as they navigate interactions with Child Protective Services. They counsel clients, ensuring they know their rights while interacting with Child Protective Services, including, before and after court intervention. If you require any further information, kindly contact the Dutchess County Public Defender’s Office.
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