Application Requirements

To apply for a Public Defender attorney for adult case representation, please provide the following:

  • Driver’s License or Photo ID
  • Criminal Complaint and Affidavit
  • Pay stubs for last three pay periods
  • Current social security / welfare statements
  • Prior year’s W-2 or Tax Returns
  • Property tax for any and all property owned
  • Balance of mortgage on property
  • Car payment bill
  • If married, Federal Income tax for spouse
  • A letter from who is supporting you, if you do not have an income
  • Any other information asked for by the Public Defenders office

If financial documentation cannot be provided, you must provide a reason for your inability to provide this information.

Applications must be brought into the office between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

It takes approximately 48 hours to be approved for a Public Defender.