Are Public Defenders attorneys?

Yes! This is perhaps the most common misconception of the public. All Public Defenders have obtained a college degree and graduated from an accredited Law School. All Public Defenders have passed the Nevada Bar Exam and many are licensed to practice in both state and federal courts.

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1. How do I find out if I have been appointed a Public Defender?
2. How can I get the service of a Public Defender?
3. I have been told I have a Conflict Attorney, what does that mean?
4. How can I contact my conflict attorney?
5. If I am arrested for drug possession, is there a way to have my criminal case dismissed?
6. What can I expect if I am arrested?
7. What is probation and what happens if I violate it?
8. What is bail?
9. If I am arrested, should I talk to the police?
10. If the police don't read me my rights, can I get my case dismissed?
11. What is an Arraignment?
12. What is a preliminary hearing?
13. What if I fail to appear at my hearing?
14. What do I do if I know I have a warrant?
15. What do I do if I am picked up on a warrant?
16. Can the Public Defender's Office represent me on my traffic ticket?
17. How do I get my case investigated?
18. How do I find someone who is in the Humboldt County Jail?
19. How can I visit someone who is in the Humboldt County Detention Center?
20. How do I visit a state prison?
21. Are Public Defenders attorneys?
22. What is the difference between a Public Defender and a District Attorney?
23. Can I file my own motions in court?
24. If I am a victim of a crime, can the Public Defender's Office represent me?
25. Do Public Defenders have the same obligations as private attorneys?
26. What happens if I am charged with a juvenile offense?
27. What should I do if I am in a abusive situation?
28. What should I do if my family breaks up?
29. If juvenile charges are filed against you, you have the right to a lawyer
30. How does a juvenile case start?
31. What happens if I am arrested (juvenile)?
32. What is a detention hearing (Juvenile)?
33. What should I wear to my hearing?
34. What is a plea hearing (Juvenile)?
35. What is a dispositional hearing (Juvenile)?
36. What is emancipation?