Pickens, Gilmer, and Fannin County, Georgia
OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT PUBLIC DEFENDER for the APPALACHIAN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF GEORGIA
For our clients:
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING -
STAY IN TOUCH WITH OUR OFFICE!
There are times when you may be arrested if you miss Court,
Please call us once each month,
When you call, we can tell you when you must be in Court.
Please call the office if your address or phone number changes, or click here to send an email with your updated information.
If you need a lawyer for a criminal case:
To apply for a Public Defender, you must go to the Magistrate Court of the county where you were accused or arrested and complete an application. There is a $50 charge for making application; you must have this before your application will be accepted. (This is the only payment required until the end of your case.) If you qualify for a Public Defender, the Magistrate Court will notify our office - but you must contact our office to schedule an appointment. Our phone numbers and addresses are below.
Things you might find helpful (click the title):
We have an office in each county. You should call or visit the office in the county where your criminal case is pending. Our offices are located at:
Pickens County office: (in the Courthouse)
50 North Main St.
Gilmer County office: (in the Courthouse)
1 Broad Street, Suite 001
Fannin County office:
990 East Main Street, Suite 2
Pickens Office (706) 692-6673 - Gilmer Office (706) 698-7322 - Fannin Office (706) 258-4534