The Public Defender’s Office serving Indian River County is located on the second floor of the Indian River County Courthouse in Vero Beach, Florida. With one public defender, the Indian River County Public Defender’s Office serves Indian River county. The office handles criminal cases in both county and circuit court, juvenile cases, mental health cases, and domestic violence injunctions that are under the jurisdiction of Indian River County. The Public Defender’s Office exists to guarantee the poor have the right to a fair trial and has the will to continue to uphold and enforce the Constitutional rights of the indigent; and thus, make the Constitution a living reality. The office provides legal representation in specialty courts like drug court, mental health court and veteran court. The Public Defender’s Office provides a voluntary program designed to assist eligible inmates in the county jails to develop basic skills essential to effectively reintegrate as a productive member of the community. If you wish to have more information, please contact the Indian River County Public Defender’s Office by accessing the contact information listed here.