Public Defender Information

If you'd like to apply for a public defender, please fill out a public defender application and file it with our office or bring it with you at your first appearance in court. 

You may still need to appear at your first appearance/arraignment hearing before you are appointed an attorney. Unless notified otherwise, public defenders are not available to consult with prior your first appearance. The judge considers your income, assets and liabilities when reviewing your application, so please make sure all sections are completely filled out.