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Indigent Defense Administration

Indigent Defense Manager : Angela M. Purvis

Harold R. Banke Justice Center
9l5l Tara Blvd., Suite 3CA01, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Telephone: 678-479-5339 Fax: 678-479-5038

The Indigent Defense Program

The Indigent Defense Program provides defense attorneys at public expense to qualified persons charged with criminal offenses in any of the Courts within the Clayton Judicial Circuit. Qualified persons include those indigent criminal defendants who are:

  • Facing felony charges in the Superior Court; or
  • Facing other criminal charges in the lower courts in which state law provides for a penalty involving loss of liberty in the event of conviction.

The Indigent Defense Administrator maintains a list of attorneys practicing within Clayton County who agree to accept assignments to represent indigent defendants. The actual assignment of cases to attorneys on this panel is made by an alphabetical rotation as qualified applications are received.

A person charged with or arrested for a crime in the Clayton Judicial Circuit may request the appointment of a defense attorney at any appearance before any judicial officer of the Circuit. Any defendant whose case has been bound over to the Superior Court may submit an application Harold R. Banke Justice Center, 9151 Tara Boulevard, Suite 3CA01, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236.

After submitting an application, defendants should allow 1-2 business days for the determination of qualification and the appointment of an attorney. After that time, defendants should contact the Indigent Defense Administration at 678-479-5339 to determine the status of their application and the name and phone number of their assigned attorney if they are qualified. Thereafter, defendants should make an appointment with their court appointed attorney to discuss their case. Defendants who are incarcerated should expect to be contacted by the court appointed attorneys either at the jail or at their next court appearance.

Indigent Defense Cases with Attorney Claims Submitted
(Superior, State and Magistrate Court)

These reports are provided for the information of the public and those governmental agencies concerned. They provide, in summary form, a record of activities and expenditures associated with the delivery of criminal defense services to qualified indigent persons within the Clayton Judicial Circuit during the indicated periods.

Summary Report for June 30, 2009 (pdf)


State Court Conflict Panel Attorney List

Beginning October 2, 2017 we will be accepting applications for the 2018 State Court Conflict Panel Attorney list. If you are interested in representing the indigent of Clayton County please complete the enclosed application and return it to Angela Purvis' office no later than November 30, 2017.
Please remember that you must maintain an office in Clayton County in which to meet with clients.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Angela Purvis at (678) 479-5339.


 Application to become a State Court Conflict Attorney

2016 Conflict Attorneys List




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