Chippewa County Public Defender

Address:

325 Court Street

Suite 201

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Phone:

906-635-6860

Chief Public Defender:

Jennifer France

 

Administrative Assistant:

Jill Romano

 

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Closed on all Courthouse Holidays

Fax:

906-635-6864

Deputy Public Defender:

Daniel Casey

 

Legal Assistant:

Kaye Batho

Request for Court Appointed Attorney Form

The Public Defender Office provides representation for adult criminal defense only.

 

When you are charged with a crime in Chippewa County, you will come to the 91st District Court for your arraignment.  An arraignment is where you are formally charged with the crime(s).  There will be one of the public defenders present to help you through the arraignment.

 

After your arraignment you will need to either hire your own attorney or fill out an application for court appointed counsel.  If you fill out the application for court appointed counsel and qualify, a public defender will be appointed to represent you.  You will be given an appointment date and time to meet with your attorney to discuss your case and all the options available.

 Last modified 6/11/19