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Public Defender Office:

The Public Defender's Office is an independent agency within the judicial branch of state government. The Public Defender for the Piedmont Judicial Circuit, operating through an agreement between Barrow County (45%), Jackson County (41%), and Banks County (14%), provides legal representation to indigent defendants in various cases. Those cases include cases prosecuted in the Superior Court where there is a possibility that a sentence of imprisonment or probation or suspension of sentence of imprisonment may be adjudged, hearings in the Superior Court on revocation of probation, cases prosecuted in the Juvenile Court where a child may face a disposition in a delinquency case of confinement, commitment, or probation, and lastly direct appeals from the above cases. The county, by state law, must provide this office with office space, utilities, telephone, supplies, interpreters, and other expenses.

Location:
Barrow County Courthouse
652 Barrow Park Drive
Winder, GA 30680

Hours:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Contact:
Public Defender
770-307-3006

Department Stats:
FY 2017 Budget: $262,842