A Public Defender is an attorney, appointed by the court, who represents indigent defendants in matters involving the potential loss of liberty, where the right to counsel has been established by law.
A Indigent Defendant means a person who, due to a lack of financial resources to hire counsel, requests legal representation from the court.
The Marion County Public Defender Agency will vigorously pursue equal justice by providing quality legal representation in an effective, efficient manner to indigent people of Marion County, Indiana, in all proceedings where the right to counsel has been established by law. The Agency will provide a professional work environment and maintain a culture of respect for clients, staff, and the judicial process. The Agency will enhance public value to the Marion County community by working to reduce its client base through education and the creation of and participation in programming that seeks alternative means to incarceration, that secures necessary services for individual clients and proactively identifies methods and programs that benefit Agency clients.
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There is parking conveniently located in the parking garage directly behind our building.
Reasonably priced parking garages can also be found at the intersection of market St. and N. New Jersey St. There is a surface lot just east of N. Alabama St., which Market Square Arena used to occupy.