- Public Defender's Office
Public Defender, Brunswick Judicial Circuit
The Circuit Public Defender offices provide representation to indigent clients in criminal cases.
The Public Defender’s Office of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit operates under the direction of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council (GPDSC), an independent agency within the executive branch of the state government of Georgia. The mission of GPDSC and the Public Defender’s Office is to ensure, independently of political considerations or private interests, that each indigent defendant whose cause has been entrusted to a circuit public defender receives zealous, adequate, effective, timely, and ethical legal representation, consistent with the guarantees of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, the Constitution of the United States and the mandates of the Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003, to provide all such legal services in a cost efficient manner; and to conduct that representation in such a way that the criminal justice system operates effectively to achieve justice.
- How do I find out if I qualify for a Public Defender to represent me?
- What type of cases does the Public Defender provide representation for?
- If I have a family member incarcerated do I need to apply for a Public Defender for them?
- If I am incarcerated for failure to pay child support, or if I need an attorney for a civil case, divorce case or child custody case, can I get a Public Defender?
- If I already am being represented by a Public Defender and get rearrested, do I automatically get a Public Defender assigned to represent me on my new charges.
- When I bond out of jail will my lawyer contact me?
- When will I be arraigned?
- What happens at arraignment?