How to apply for a court-appointed attorney:
Please complete an Application Form (see form below) to apply for a court appointed attorney. After completing the application, please submit the form to April Martin, Legal Secretary of the Public Defender's Office. You must bring with you a $50 money order (exact amount, please) for the application fee. This is a non-refundable fee, which means that if the applicant does not qualify to have the Court appoint an attorney, then the application fee will not be returned (see Notice of Application Fee below). You must also bring proof of income (copy of most recent pay check or notarized statement from employer). If unemployed, provide notice of separation, copy of last tax return and/or unemployment benefits statement. If you are self-employed, a copy of the last tax return must be provided. If you are receiving government assistance of any type (welfare, social security, disability, etc), please bring a copy of the latest check stub or paperwork showing your monthly benefits. You must also bring a valid GA I.D. (Driver’s License). If you have questions about what to bring, please call +706 883 2701.