Financial Eligibility Form

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY,  IF YOU CAN NOT AFFORD A PRIVATE ATTORNEY, THE COURT MAY APPOINT THE PUBLIC DEFENDER OR Alternate Public Defender TO REPRESENT YOU

  • At your arraignment, the Court will ask if you have hired an attorney or have the financial ability to hire an attorney to represent you.
  • If you can't afford an attorney, the Court will request that you complete a FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND FINANCIAL RELEASE FORM.
  • For your convenience and to assist in your preparation, the forms are available at this link.

  • If an attorney is appointed to represent you, the Court will at the conclusion of the criminal proceedings, after a hearing, make a determination of your ability to pay all or a portion of the cost of the representation.