The Marion County Public Defender’s Office is located in Columbia, MS. With two Felony Defenders, two Parent Defenders, and one Youth Defender, the Marion County Public Defender’s Office provides legal representation to indigent defendants in Marion County who cannot pay for private counsel and are at risk of losing their liberty if convicted. 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. The roles and responsibilities of Marion County Public Defender’s Office are to provide legal representation, consultation, and advice to clients, represent clients through criminal investigative proceedings, create a defense plan, conduct investigative legal research, and interview the necessary clients and witnesses, work closely with clients, discuss relevant information and strategies. Should you need any further information, please contact the Marion County Public Defender’s Office directly.