Public Defender

Contact Us

130 S. State St., Suite 311
Belvidere, IL 61008
Phone #: 
815-547-5400
Fax #: 
815-544-3386
Hours: 
M-F 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.

The Boone County Public Defender's office represents those individuals that have been accused of a crime which carries with it the potential for jail or prison time and cannot afford to retain private counsel.

This office handles a variety of traffic, misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile criminal cases. The Public Defender's Office can also be appointed on abuse and neglect cases involving the rights of a parent accused of abusing or neglecting their child. A Public Defender may represent one of the child's parents or  the interest of the child.