To see if you qualify for Public Defender services, you must complete an eligibility interview with the Public Defender's Office. We conduct these interviews in our office during the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. You do not need an appointment; however, if you'd like to call ahead for directions or to setup a specific time to come, you may.
To complete your eligibility interview, please have the following information:
What you are charged with;
The Court you were charged out of;
The name of the Judge;
The date and time of your next court date;
Copies of your most recent pay stubs - if you are employed;
Information regarding any public assistance you are receiving;
Any paperwork you may have related to your case;
Supporting documentation if you're involved in a bankruptcy proceeding or foreclosure proceeding.
Please remember, if you have a family court matter, you must contact the Ontario County Conflict Defender’s Office. (585) 396-4284.