The Montana State Public Defender has a local regional office located in Lewiston, MT. With one Regional Deputy Public Defender and one Managing Attorney, this office represents indigent criminal defendants in the Lewiston area. This office is part of the second region of the Montana Office of State Public Defenders which also includes the Helena, Havre, Great Falls and Bozeman areas. The Montana Public Defender’s Lewiston Office provides representation in many situations for eligible people, including a person charged with a felony or charged with a misdemeanor for which there is a possibility of jail time, a youth who is charged with an offense and alleged to be delinquent or in need of intervention a person who is the subject of a petition for involuntary commitment for a mental illness, or for the appointment of a guardian or conservator, a parent, guardian or other people with physical or legal custody whose child has been removed by the State.If you wish to apply for representation, please go to the Office of State Public Defender’s (OSPD) AdvOPD platform. AdvOPD is a Defender’s Legal Matter Management Platform that houses all information related to all OPD cases. Clients may also communicate securely and confidentially with OPD attorneys and staff through the AdvOPD portal. For more information, please contact the Montana State Conflict Defender’s Lewiston Office by accessing the contact information listed here.
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