The Florida Public Defender Association (FPDA) is a non-profit corporation within the executive branch of the State Government of Florida. The FPDA’ s mission is to secure an equitable justice system and ensure high quality legal representation for people facing loss of liberty.
Answering Gideon’s Call
“The right of one charged with crime to counsel may not be deemed fundamental and essential to fair trials in some countries, but it is in ours.”
–Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963)