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.
Complete the fillable online application, if a question does not apply to you enter N/A. Once you have completed the application you must download it and attach it to the email in order to send it to the office. The email address is "Publicdefender@luzernecounty.org". Once we receive your application an investigator from the office will contact you.
It takes approximately 48 hours to be approved for a Public Defender.