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Apply for a Public Defender
These standard instructions are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice about your case. If you choose to represent yourself, you are bound by the same rules and procedures as an attorney.

  • How do I ask for a Public Defender?
    • 1. Paperwork
      • For Adults

        1. JDF 208 - Request for a State Paid Professional.


        For Juveniles

        1. JDF 219 - Juvenile Delinquency Application for Public Defender.


    • 2. Where to File
    • 3. Court's Decision
        1.  The Public Defender will review your paperwork.
        2.  The Public Defefender will let the Court know if you qualify or not.
        3.  The court will review the request and make a final decision.


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