Defense Never Ends and We are Diligent
At the Office of the Mercer County Public Defender, our mission is to ensure equal access to justice and uphold the constitutional rights of individuals who cannot afford legal representation. We are dedicated to providing high-quality, client-centered defense services that promote fairness, integrity, and compassion within the criminal justice system.
1. Access to Justice: We believe that every individual, regardless of their socioeconomic status, deserves effective legal representation. We are committed to removing barriers and providing equal access to justice for our clients, ensuring their voices are heard and their rights are protected.
2. Excellence in Advocacy: We strive for excellence in our legal advocacy, leveraging our expertise, knowledge, and resources to provide the best possible defense for our clients. Through diligent preparation, strategic planning, and skillful representation, we aim to achieve the best outcomes while safeguarding the principles of justice.
3. Integrity and Ethics: We maintain the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and ethical conduct. Our commitment to transparency, honesty, and fairness guides our interactions with clients, colleagues, and the community. We take pride in upholding the integrity of the legal profession and the trust placed in us by our clients.
4. Client-Centered Approach: We prioritize the well-being and interests of our clients. Recognizing their unique circumstances, we approach each case with empathy, respect, and compassion. We actively listen, collaborate, and empower our clients, ensuring their perspectives are valued and their needs are addressed throughout the legal process.
5. Social Justice and Equity: We are dedicated to promoting social justice and addressing systemic inequities within the criminal justice system. We advocate for policies and reforms that reduce disparities, challenge discriminatory practices, and foster a fair and just society. Through our work, we strive to create positive change and contribute to a more equitable legal system.
6. Collaboration and Community Engagement: We actively engage with the community, forging partnerships and collaborating with other stakeholders to enhance our impact. By working alongside community organizations, legal professionals, and social service providers, we seek to build a network of support and resources that benefit our clients and contribute to the well-being of our community. Through our unwavering commitment to justice, integrity, and advocacy, the Office of the Mercer County Public Defender stands as a cornerstone of the legal system, ensuring that the rights of all individuals are protected, and that justice is served for the betterment of society.
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
220 W. Livingston St., Ste. A236 Celina, OH 45822
Fax: (567) 890-1800