If you are arrested, you should ask to speak with a lawyer before answering any police questions.
No. It is very important that you do not discuss the details of your case with anyone other than your lawyer. This includes not discussing any details of your case over the phone when making calls from jail.
If you know the Public Defender who has been assigned to your cases, their contact information can be located on this website under “Our Team.” If you are in jail, a representative from our office will come visit you once we have been appointed to represent you.
Our office represents individuals accused of certain crimes in the District and Circuit Court of Mobile County. A judge will determine whether an individual is eligible to have a public defender appointed based on whether they are charged with an offense that could result in incarceration, and whether that individual meets the income requirements. Generally, to be eligible for appointed counsel, an individual’s income must be at or below 125% of the Poverty Level Guidelines. After a judge has made a determination that an individual is eligible, our office will be appointed.
In order for our office to represent you, we must first be appointed to your case by a judge. Whether you are eligible to have a Public Defender appointed is determined by a judge.
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