Public defenders are assigned based on the county where an alleged offense occurred. At present, there are 44 different public defender offices across Georgia. Please use our search tool to find your local public defender office.
The State Level Services Office ensures the provision of legal services to qualified indigent persons facing pending accusations of criminal behavior in the Superior, Juvenile, and Appellate Courts of Georgia in instances where the local circuit office is unable to provide legal representation.
The office delivers representation at the trial level in the Superior and Juvenile Courts via attorneys and support staff throughout the state, including attorneys in private practice who contract to represent assigned clients. At the appellate level, the office relies on its Appellate Division to provide representation in post-conviction matters.