The Livingston County Public Defender’s Office is located in Geneseo, NY. This office has nine Public Defender Attorneys that provide legal representation for cases in Livingston County. Public Defenders are responsible for defending indigent people who cannot afford private counsel. Individuals seeking representation must complete an application and provide financial information to prove financial need. The Public Defender’s Office provides representation in criminal court handling felonies, misdemeanors, and family or surrogate court. Additionally, Public Defenders review all applications for eligibility determination, appear in court for preliminary hearings, court appearances, and trials, initiate appeal proceedings when necessary, participate, when appropriate, with prosecution and law enforcement officials in alternative sentencing programs which divert defendants from incarceration, such as treatment court, provide legal representation at criminal courts and family court, review evidence and meet with clients and try cases when a trial is demanded. For further assistance, you should first contact the Livingston County Public Defender’s Office.