Conflict Defender

The Steuben County Conflict Defender's Office was established to provide legal representation to individuals that are "financially unable to obtain legal counsel without a substantial hardship" in the Criminal Courts where there is a conflict of interest with the Public Defender or numerous co-defendants.

In the Criminal Courts, the Conflict Defenders represent qualified individuals in Misdemeanor and Felony cases in all Town, Village, City and County Courts within Steuben County. Applications for the services of an assigned Attorney will be available at the First Court Appearance. Applicants must complete the Application for an assigned Attorney at arraignment and return it to the Court. 

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