The Ingham County Public Defender’s Office is located in Lansing, Michigan; they represent indigent criminal defendants, meaning they cannot afford to hire an attorney and need a court-appointed attorney. Its staff includes one Chief Public Defender, one Deputy Chief Public Defender, twenty-six (26) Assistant Public Defenders, and three Paralegals employed by Ingham County but work exclusively for their client’s benefit. The Ingham County Office of Public Defenders was created to replace the Court Appointed Counsel system and improve the quality of indigent criminal defense in the county by having a fully staffed, full-time office handling indigent criminal defense. Some of the cases this office works on are civil infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Their mission is to fulfill the constitutional promise of a zealous defense by providing their clients with team-based advocacy that champions their human dignity and achieves just outcomes on their behalf. For more information on the services offered by the Ingham County Public Defender’s Office, please reach out to them directly using the contact information listed on their website.