Public Defender


The Boone County Public Defender's office represents those individuals that have been accused of a crime which carries with it the potential for jail or prison time and cannot afford to retain private counsel.

This office handles a variety of traffic, misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile criminal cases. The Public Defender's Office can also be appointed on abuse and neglect cases involving the rights of a parent accused of abusing or neglecting their child. A Public Defender may represent one of the child's parents or  the interest of the child.

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Contact Us

130 South State Street Phone #:  815-547-5400 Email Public Defenders Office
Belvidere, IL 61008 Fax #:  815-544-3386 Hours: M-F 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.