Legal Aid and Defender also represents criminal defendants in Wayne County Circuit Court and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. If you are charged with a crime and cannot afford an attorney, the court will appoint one, either from our State or Federal Defender Office, or from a pool of private criminal defense attorneys.
If you believe that you have been charged with a felony crime and do not have an attorney, you should call the court immediately to determine your status:
▪ Wayne County Circuit Court—313.224.5261 ▪ U.S. District Court—313.234.5005
If the court appoints one of our attorneys to represent you, you will be treated with dignity and respect. You will feel like the client of a private law firm.