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Can a public defender file a counter suit?

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New Jersey

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Yes, a defamation case

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This is actually for a friend that is too busy to do this.

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Lawyer: RobertJDFL, Attorney replied 1 year ago

Good morning,

A public defender only represents people in criminal matters. Defamation is a civil, not criminal claim, so your friend would need a different attorney to handle such a case.

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