The Ionia County Public Defender’s Office in Michigan has one Chief Public Defender, two Assistant Public Defenders, and two Paralegals who ensure the state’s public defense system is fair, cost-effective and constitutional while protecting public safety and accountability. This Ionia County office provides legal representation to people charged with a misdemeanor, felony, capital appellate and post-conviction matters. Their mission is to advocate for clients, support practitioners and protects the public by continually improving the services guaranteed by the constitutional right to counsel. In addition, this office aims to prevent wrongful convictions, protect due process and constitutional rights, increase public safety, promote fiscal responsibility, and support economic growth throughout Ionia. The office attorneys are also available for a confidential consultation and court-appointed legal representation. 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. The privilege of offering representation to those in need is why the law has offered public defense services. Individuals may contact the organization directly or work through an attorney for more information or file a claim.