The Public Defender provides legal representation to all persons accused of crimes who are unable to afford private counsel. We represent the client through all stages of the legal process, from arraignment through trial and appeal.
Our aim is to provide the highest quality legal representation, safeguard the rights of the accused and ensure equal access to the protections provided by the United States Constitution and the laws of the State of Florida.
Let me make it plain. We must preserve the rights of the accused. Indeed, that was one of the principles we fought a revolution to secure.