Public Defender


The mission of the Peoria County Public Defender's Office is to provide quality legal representation to indigent persons charged with criminal offenses or whose rights as parents are in jeopardy.

Types of Cases We Represent

The office represents persons charged with traffic offenses, misdemeanors, felonies, abuse and/or neglect of children cases, and juveniles accused of crimes.


Currently, there is one full-time Public Defender and 27 contractual Assistant Public Defenders.