The Sheridan County Public Defender’s Office, located in Chadron, Nebraska, is responsible for representing individuals whom the Court has determined cannot afford to hire an attorney and who are involved in various legal matters. Nebraska Statutes provide that it shall be the duty of the Public Defender to represent all indigent persons who are charged with a felony or misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment. The Public Defender is elected to a four-year term by the voters of Sheridan County and may run for additional terms. As an elected official, the Public Defender answers directly to the county’s citizens. The roles and responsibilities of the Sheridan County Public Defender’s Office are to provide legal representation, consultation, and advice to clients and represent clients through criminal investigative proceedings. In addition, to create a defense plan, conduct legal investigative research, interview the necessary clients and witnesses, work closely with clients, and discuss relevant information and strategies. If the Court has assigned a public defender to your case in Sheridan County, please contact the office head for further assistance.