Public Defender

(217) 824-3413

Mailing Address:
101 South Main Street
Taylorville, IL 62568

3rd Floor


The Office of the Public Defender provides legal representation to any persons charged with a criminal offense where incarceration is a possibility and who is unable to retain a private attorney. (55 ILCS 5/3-4006). A Public Defender should be available to individuals at the time of the first court appearance. The Public Defender provides legal representation in the areas of criminal, misdemeanor, juvenile justice, child protection, appeals, post-conviction and traffic cases.

Our Mission

To protect the fundamental rights, liberties and dignity of each person whose case has been entrusted to us by providing the finest legal representation.