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OFFICE OF PUBLIC DEFENDER

PUBLIC DEFENDER Bruce J. Malek
ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDERS Brandon Crunkilton
John A. Dankovich

If you feel you are indigent and would qualify for the services of the Knox County Public Defender, bring the following information to 11 East High Street, which is located on the second floor above Hotty Body Hair and Attorney Spaulding's office, just off the Public Square:

YOU MUST MAKE APPLICATION FOR REPRESENTATION BY THE PUBLIC DEFENDER AT LEAST 10 DAYS BEFORE A COURT TRIAL OR JURY TRIAL, AND 24 HOURS PRIOR TO AN ARRAIGNMENT OR PRETRIAL.

  1. COPY OF ALL CHARGES/COMPLAINTS AGAINST YOU

  2. Dates of trial or any hearing scheduled for you

  3. Social Security Number

  4. A list of all motor vehicles owned by you or your spouse, if married

  5. Be able to provide proof of household and individual income upon request

A Twenty-five Dollar ($25.00) application fee is payable within seven (7) days of acceptance of an application for representation, payable at the Clerk of Court's office of the Court wherein you are to appear.

If you are physically handicapped and are unable to climb stairs, please notify the bailiff or call the Public Defender's Office to make arrangements for application.

If you are incarcerated, inform the jailer that you wish to speak with the Public Defender's Office.

Office of Public Defender
Knox County Ohio
One Public Square
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
740-393-6734
Hours 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday
Closed All Legal Holidays