The Augusta Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender

Mission Statement


The Augusta Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender is responsible for ensuring that adequate and effective legal representation is provided, independently of political consideration or private interests, to indigent persons who are entitled to representation. The legal representation is consistent with the guarantees of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, the Constitution of the United States, and the mandates of the Indigent Defense Act of 2003. The Augusta Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender provides such legal services in a cost efficient manner and conducts representation in such a way that the criminal justice system operates effectively to achieve justice.

We accept applications for cases in the Superior, State, Magistrate and Probate Courts of Richmond, Columbia and Burke Counties for criminal and traffic matters. Please fill out the application linked below. You should receive a response about whether you qualify within 2 business days of application (for example, if you apply on a Saturday, please wait until Wednesday to call about the status of your application). We may contact you if we need additional details or to confirm information, so please list a good phone number in your contact information.

 

Click here for application