Public Defender Application

Attention Defendants

If you are requesting representation by the Office of Public Defender, you must do the following:

  1. Come to the Public Defender’s Office to apply at least seven (7) days prior to your scheduled court date;
  2. Provide the Public Defender’s Office a copy of your Criminal Complaint;
  3. Provide Proof of Income.  Proof of income may be ONE (1) of the following;
    1. Tax Return
    2. Two (2) Most Recent Pay Stubs
    3. Statement from Unemployment
    4. Statement Regarding Social Security Benefits
    5. Access Card
  4. If you have no identifiable source of income and are being provided for by a third party (Mother, Father, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, etc.) you must provide a letter from that person with good contact information.

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