How to Apply for a Lawyer
The Office of the Public Defender handles any criminal case carrying a possible jail sentence or a fine greater than $500.00.
Eligibility for Public Defender services is determined by comparing a client’s financial condition to the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
You must apply at least ten (10) working days prior to your trial date.
You may apply at most OPD Offices, not just the county where you will go to court.
You will be interviewed by an Intake Specialist, complete a written application, and be asked to provide information about your income and assets.
Call 1 877 430 5187 for more information.