​​​​This Information applies to Criminal and Traffic Cases Only:

To determine if you qualify for the Public Defender's services, you should appear in the General District Court's Criminal Division Office or in the Traffic Division Office between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. no later than 10 calendar days before your court date.
 
If a public defender has already been appointed and you need to contact the Public Defender's Office, please call (757) 427-6050. The cost for public defender service is a minimum of $120.00 per charge. In addition to fines and court cost on a conviction.
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