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I, along with all my Assistant Public Defenders, promise to serve the people who cannot afford to defend themselves from the crimes that they are accused of committing. Our role as Public Defenders is to protect the innocent, defend the Constitution and demand justice and fairness.

We bring the highest level of ethics, integrity and professionalism to the Office of the Public Defender with experience from both sides of the criminal justice system. We will always strive to make a positive difference throughout all of Monroe County.

Robert Lockwood, Public Defender, 16th Judicial Circuit