How to Obtain the Services of a Greene County Public Defender

How to Apply

If you want to be represented by an attorney from the Public Defender’s office, you MUST apply at least 48 hours prior to your court date so your attorney will have time to review your case.

Option 1 — Apply in person at the Greene County Public Defender’s Office between the hours of 9:00 am 4:00 pm.

You must bring a copy of all of your charges or petitions along with any paperwork showing proof of income. This will allow the Greene County Public Defender’s Office to determine if you are financially eligible to receive legal representation. You must bring your last income tax return and recent pay stubs if you have reportable income. A public defender investigator will contact you within 72 for an interview. If you do not receive a call within 72 hours, then contact our office to follow up on the status of your application.

Option 2 — If you are unable to apply in person you may email, fax, or mail your completed application along with all necessary documentation to the office and set up a phone interview.

All documentation must be sent prior to your phone interview or the interview will not be completed.

Please download our fillable application, or you can contact our office to receive a copy our application via email, fax, or mail.

The completed application along with ALL necessary documentation must be:

It is your responsibility to call the Public Defender’s Office to schedule a phone interview after sending in your completed application. After you call, the office will advise you of any other information that is needed to complete your application prior to the interview.


If you have any questions regarding the application process please call 518-719-3220 and request to talk to a Public Defender Investigator.

*IF YOU DO NOT APPLY THE OFFICE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REPRESENT YOU AT YOUR NEXT COURT DATE*