The Town of Jackson sometimes prosecutes offenses for which the punishment could be jail time. So, the town contracts with a public defender and this week they renewed the contract for another year,
Elisabeth Trefonas will again serve as the Public Defender when such is needed. She will be appointed on a case-by-case basis by the Municipal Judge in accordance with state and federal law.
Only a few cases require the services with only 7 per year in 2016 and 2017.