Winnebago County
Illinois
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Public Defender


The Public Defender is court appointed by a judge when an individual cannot afford an attorney (55 ILCS 5/3-4006).  The Public Defender represents individuals charged with criminal offenses in the areas of felony, misdemeanor, and traffic.  Additionally the Public Defender is appointed to cases in juvenile delinquency and cases involving the abuse and neglect of minors.

Mission
To provide the highest quality representation for indigent clients in the protection and safeguarding of their legal rights.

Contact Us
Winnebago County Courthouse
400 West State Street
Suite 340
Rockford, Illinois 61101

Phone: 815-319-4900
Fax: 815-319-4901

Phones will be answered 8:30am - 4:30pm on Monday - Friday

Office Hours
 Monday  8:00am - 5:00pm
 Tuesday  8:00am - 5:00pm
 Wednesday  8:00am - 5:00pm
 Thursday  8:00am - 5:00pm
 Friday  8:00am - 5:00pm

Additional Pages:

Winnebago County
404 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101
OFC: (815) 319-4444

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