How do I get a public defender?

If the charge you are faced with meets certain criteria, you may be appointed a public defender by the Office of the State Public Defender. When you appear in front of the judge and enter a not guilty plea, the judge will ask if you would like to apply for a public defender.

You may be required to pay for your representation by the public defender's office.

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1. When can I see the judge?
2. What happens when I see the judge?
3. What is the difference between a jury and a non-jury trial?
4. What is an omnibus hearing?
5. How do I get a public defender?
6. Can I get my ticket deferred?
7. How will this ticket affect my insurance?
8. What is the ACT (aka Prime for Life) program?
9. How do I get a probationary driver’s license?
10. My license is suspended. Can I get a work permit?
11. Why did the judge suspend my driver’s license?
12. Justice Court Contact Information