Not at all, the State Attorneys Office and Public Defenders Office are separate entities funded by the State with our tax dollars and Court filing fees.
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No. The Public Defender's Office does not get paid by the State Attorney's Office. The State of Florida (tax-payers) fund both the State Attorney's Office and the Public Defender's Office, but that is where the relationship ends.
PDs are NOT paid by the prosecuting side.
PDs do not get a different amount for either a win or a lose but are paid a salary regardless of outcome or record.
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