To maintain an indigent defense program as required by federal, state and local law for those persons who are unable to afford legal representation in misdemeanor criminal cases in Paulding County.
To determine eligibility of those individuals requesting a court appointed attorney with the use of an application which includes a financial statement of the defendant, appointing attorneys to those individuals that qualify as set forth by federal, state and local guidelines.
Maintain a list of qualified attorneys to serve on the panel.
Provide support services to the various courts and panel attorneys involved in appointed misdemeanor criminal cases.
Once the application has been completed and submitted, our office will be in contact by phone or by email within two (2) business days to follow up with the applicant. Further documentation will be requested.