Who is the Public Defender for Washtenaw County?

Delphia T. Simpson has served as the County Public Defender since her appointment to the Office by the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners in November 2017. Predecessors to successively hold the Office prior to that were Lloyd E. Powell, who was the Public Defender from 1980 to 2017, Judge George Alexander, Daniel G. Bambery, Magistrate Judge William R. Rekshan, and V. Carl Shaner. The Office has been an integral department of Washtenaw County Government since September 1971. 

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1. Who is the Public Defender for Washtenaw County?
2. Who is my attorney?
3. When should one be represented by a private rather than a public defender attorney?
4. What is the relationship between the Public Defender and the Prosecutor?
5. How can I be appointed a Public Defender on a Misdemeanor case?
6. How can I get a Public Defender on a Felony case?
7. What if I hire a private attorney and run out of money before the case is over?
8. What if I do not have an attorney but have questions about a criminal matter?