public defender

Definition of "public defender"
  1. A court-appointed attorney, compensated by governmental funds, who represents clients charged with criminal offenses and who can't afford their own defense
How to use "public defender" in a sentence
  1. When John was arrested, he did not have enough money for a lawyer so a public defender was appointed to him.
  2. Public defenders ensure that everyone, regardless of income, has legal representation in criminal cases.
  3. Alice was relieved when a public defender took her case as she had no means to hire a private attorney.

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