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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Public Defender

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Public Defender

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The DuPage County Public Defender's Office represents indigent individuals charged with a criminal offense in DuPage County.  The representation begins only after the accused person requests the appointment of counsel by the Court, is shown to be indigent by filing an affidavit of assets and liabilities, and the Court in a written order directs that person is to be represented by the Public Defender's Office. The office is staffed by 37 licensed attorneys, as well as investigators, mental health clinicians and support staff. 

Clients on bond are generally interviewed by investigators employed by the Public Defender's Office. Clients in custody are interviewed by the assigned Public Defender attorney, or by a Public Defender investigator. 

An attorney from our office may also be appointed for those persons named as a party in juvenile delinquency or neglect actions in juvenile court, and persons subject to mental health commitment actions. Public Defender representation is not available for those facing non-jailable village ordinances or petty traffic offenses.

Contact Us

Public Defender:
Jeff York



Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(Closed on legal holidays)

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Judicial Office Facility Annex
503 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187