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Welcome to the Public Defender Site

​The Public Defender represents individuals lacking sufficient funds to afford private counsel, who are charged with either misdemeanors or felonies. The Public Defender is also appointed to represent individuals charged with summary offenses who face incarceration, and juveniles who are charged with offenses under the crimes code. This office represents patients at the Lewistown Hospital who are committed for mental care and subject to the Mental Health Act.


Directions to this office from the Courthouse:

Go Southeast on North Wayne Street heading toward West Market Street.  Turn left onto West Market Street.  Enter the roundabout and take the second exit onto East Market Street.  Make a left onto North Dorcas Street.  On the right-hand side of the road you will see the office of the Public Defender.

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​Contact Information

15 North Dorcas St.
Lewistown, PA 17044

Phone: 717-242-2591
Fax: 717-242-6822

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