The McDonough County Public Defender’s Office is located in Macomb, Illinois. With one Public Defender and two Assistant Public Defenders, the office represents individuals accused of crimes in McDonough County who face a possible jail or prison sentence and cannot afford to hire private counsel. In addition, their office also represents juveniles and family members in delinquency and abuse/neglect cases. They are appointed on a case-by-case basis by judges presiding in McDonough County. Once they are appointed, the case will be assigned to one of the three attorneys in their office. They are bound by all legal and ethical rules to represent their clients thoroughly and diligently throughout the criminal court process. The McDonough County Public Defender’s Office can only communicate with and directly provide information to their clients. They have a duty of confidentially to everyone that they represent. The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the rights of criminal defendants, including the right to a public trial without unnecessary delay and the right to a lawyer. You should first contact the McDonough County Public Defender’s Office for further assistance.