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;
    • Two (2) Most Recent Pay Stubs
    • Statement from Unemployment
    • Statement Regarding Social Security Benefits
    • 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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