Public Defender




Crites & Shaffer Law Office
201 East 3rd Street
Chadron  NE. 69337


Nebraska Revised Statutes 

Andrew Pope

Public Defender

The Public Defender’s Office is responsible for representing individuals whom the Court has determined can not afford to hire an attorney and who are involved in a variety of legal matters. Specifically, Nebraska Statutes provide that it shall be the duty of the Public Defender to represent all indigent persons who are charged with a felony or misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment

The Public Defender is elected to a four year term by the voters of Sheridan County and may run for additional terms. As an elected official the Public Defender answers directly to the citizens of the county.