The Niagara County Public Defender’s Office is located in Lockport, NY. With Public Defenders, Staff Attorneys and other support staff, this office provide criminal defense services in the Criminal Court and Family Court. In addition, the Public Defender’s Office provides legal representation to indigent defendants in Niagara County who cannot pay for private counsel and risk 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 Public Defender ensures that every accused citizen, regardless of financial resources, receives zealous and effective representation as mandated by the United States and New York Constitutions. An individual must apply for a public defender by completing a detailed financial statement and agreeing to provide documentation concerning income, assets and debts for the person and the person’s spouse if any. For any clarification on the services of the Niagara County Public Defender’s Office, reach out to them using the contact information provided here.