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.
To provide the highest quality representation for indigent clients in the protection and safeguarding of their legal rights.
Winnebago County Courthouse
400 West State Street
Rockford, Illinois 61101
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