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Circuit Public Defender's Office/Clayton Judicial Circuit

Circuit Public Defender : Christine A. Van Dross
Main Office - 146 N. McDonough Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Telephone: (678) 479-5036 Fax: (678) 479-5037

Satellite Office - 675 Forest Parkway, Forest Park, GA 30297
Telephone: (678) 479-5071 Fax: (678) 479-5070

A person charges with a felony or felony probation in the Clayton Judicial circuit may submit and application to determine if he/she qualifies to receive attorney representation pursuant to Sec. 17-12-23(a)

Applications may be submitted at:
Central Location
146 North McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Applications that have been approved for attorney representation are forwarded to the Indigent Defense Administration to be assigned an attorney on a rotational basis. 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) 479-5340 to determine the status of their application and the name and phone number of their assigned attorney.

More information about the Public Defender's Office for the Clayton Circuit can be found on the GA Public Defenders Web site at


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