YOU DESERVE THE BEST POSSIBLE LEGAL DEFENSE.


Georgia public defenders work tirelessly to keep you out of jail or minimize the time you serve.

Your public defender…

Cares about your life and your family

Works tirelessly for the best outcome

Believes you deserve fairness and mercy

SCARED, CONFUSED, AND UNSURE WHERE TO TURN AFTER A RECENT ARREST?


Are you or a family member currently in jail or out on bond?

Are you concerned about your family’s well-being?

Do you face jail time for a crime you were charged with?

Do you need to put your problems behind you and get a fresh start in life?

Are you waiting for a court date so you can get out of jail?

Are you wondering how you’ll pay for an attorney?

Public defenders are highly qualified, experienced defense attorneys

THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT PUBLIC DEFENDERS?
THESE ARE THE FACTS.

myths:

Public defenders are less qualified than private attorneys – FALSE
Public defenders are too busy to work on my case – FALSE
Public defenders are working with the DA to convict people – FALSE
Public defenders make more money when their clients go to jail – FALSE

facts:

We are bar licensed attorneys who represent 85% of all people charged with crimes in Georgia

We give every client the attention they need to build the best defense

We advocate for the outcome that an accused person desires

We earn a salary — pleas, convictions, and acquittals don’t change our pay

HERE’S HOW TO GET THE BEST DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR YOUR CASE

Apply for public defender services

Complete the state’s application to confirm that you qualify for public defense services.

Meet with your
attorney

Work closely with your attorney and share all the necessary details about your case.

Get the best
possible outcome

Your public defender works hard to ensure you get the most favorable resolution to your case.

WE BELIEVE THAT A CRIMINAL CHARGE DOESN’T HAVE TO RUIN YOUR LIFE


Accused persons deserve to be valued members of their families and communities — no matter what crime they’ve been charged with.
At the Georgia Public Defender Council, we know how terrifying the criminal justice system can be. That’s why our attorneys strive daily to zealously defend the accused and get the best resolution for every case.

Your case deserves the strongest possible defense.
Not because you can buy it, but because

YOU’RE A HUMAN BEING WITH RIGHTS.
That’s what the US Supreme Court decided in 1963 when it required states to provide criminal defense attorneys for accused persons who could not afford them. As Georgia public defenders, we listen to our clients. We care about their well-being. Most importantly, we pull out all the stops to minimize the time our clients spend in jail and maximize their post-release opportunities.

Let’s fight hard for the best possible resolution to your case

Get a legal advocate who fights for you

Find an attorney who is dedicated to your case

Avoid jail or minimize the time you serve

Find mercy, justice, and compassion

Get back on your feet after a conviction

Keep contributing to your family and community

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