The Tioga County Public Defender has a branch office located in Waverly, NY. This office has one Public Defender, two Staff Attorneys and other legal support staff that provides legal representation to indigent persons in criminal matters in Barton/Waverly and Spencer Courts within Tioga County. The roles and responsibilities of the Tioga 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 legal investigative research, and interview the necessary clients and witnesses, work closely with clients, discuss relevant information and strategies. 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. This information generally is provided to a court employee who reviews the financial information and makes a recommendation to the judge on whether or not the person is eligible for government-paid counsel. For more information on the services of the Tioga County Public Defender’s Waverly Office, please contact them directly.