County of Ventura
APPLICATION TO ENLIST THE SERVICES OF A PUBLIC DEFENDER
If you have pending court hearing and can’t afford your own lawyer, please fill out the form below and have it with you on the date of your court appearance. At the hearing, the judge will officially appoint a Public Defender to represent you if you are indigent and establish that you can’t afford to hire your own attorney.
We cannot discuss your case with you until we are appointed by the judge. After we are appointed by the judge, we will schedule an appointment with you to talk about the details of your case.
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