Muskegon County Public Defenders

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Welcome to the Muskegon County Public Defenders website!

The Muskegon County Public Defenders was created by the Muskegon County Commissioners in the summer of 2013 and opened its doors to serve the community on January 2, 2014.  We have been given the mission to zealously defend those persons who are unable to pay to hire an attorney and against whom the government threatens a significant liberty interest. What that means is, if a person cannot afford a lawyer and he or she faces being put in jail, prison or an institution, or if the government is attempting to remove his/her child from his/her care, then the County will appoint us to defend him/her.  No one in Muskegon County will ever be deprived of life or liberty because he/she cannot afford a lawyer.