Contact

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 at the 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.

State Court Conflict Panel Attorney List

The Office of Indigent Defense is currently holding open enrollment for the 2019 State Court Conflict Attorney List. If interested in serving the needs of the indigent of Clayton County, we would love to hear from you! Please download the application provided and submit it to the following address no later than November 30, 2018. The new panel will go into effect January 1, 2019 pending approval of the State Court Judges.

Clayton County Court Administration
Attn: Angela Purvis
9151 Tara Boulevard, Suite 3CA01
Jonesboro, GA 30236

If you have any questions , please call Angela Purvis at 678 479-5339.

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