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One without sufficient income to afford a lawyer for defense in a criminal case. If the Allen County Public Defender's Office finds a person is an indigent, they must appoint a public defender or other attorney to represent him/her. This constitutional right of counsel for the indigent was determined by Gideon v. Wainright in 1963.
The Allen County Public Defender's Office interviews potential clients to determine financial eligibility.