The Elko County Public Defender’s Office is located in Nevada that represents people who have been accused of committing crimes and juvenile offenses in Elko County and cannot afford representation. Led by one Public Defender, one Chief Deputy Public Defender, one Chief Civil Deputy Defender, and four Deputy Public Defenders, the office provides superior indigent defense representation. Additionally, they handle all cases where a court appoints an indigent person an attorney unless the office has a conflict of interest. This office can only represent people who have petitioned the courts and are found to be eligible for representation. The Elko County Council Program Coordinator selects counsel for appointment in cases where the Elko Public Defender has a conflict. The Counsel Program Coordinator also performs other duties outlined in the Plan. The Department of Indigent Defense Services acts as the Elko County Council Program Coordinator until Elko County selects a coordinator. The Public Defender ensures that every accused citizen receives zealous and effective representation as mandated by the United States and Nevada Constitutions, regardless of financial resources. If the court has assigned a public defender to your case in Elko County, kindly contact the office head for assistance.