Q . How do I go about getting a public defender to represent me?
A. Once you have been arrested or received your criminal complaint in
the mail, you must come and apply IN PERSON for legal services.
Q. What documents do I need to bring with me when applying for a
A. Always bring your criminal complaint, verification of income
and photo identification.
Q. What if the person seeking representation is
A. The public defender's office has a full-time
investigator that makes daily visits to the prison and
will assist the inmate with the application.
Q. What should I do if I don't meet the guidelines for
a public defender?
A. Since the services of the public defender are limited to those
who cannot afford legal representation, it is recommended that
you contact the Fayette County Lawyer Referral System