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 are six full-time Public Defenders and 15 contractual Assistant Public Defenders.