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OFFICE OF PUBLIC DEFENDER

PUBLIC DEFENDER Bruce J. Malek
ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER Brandon Crunkilton

If you feel you are indigent and would qualify for services of the Knox County Public Defender.  Take the following information and papers to the Public Defender, One Public Square, (take the stairs on the North side of the Auto Club, first door to the right at the top of the stairs, follow sign at the top of the inside stairs):

  1. Copy of all the charges against you

  2. Dates of trial or any hearing scheduled for you.
    YOU MUST SEE THE PUBLIC DEFENDER AT LEAST 10 DAYS BEFORE YOUR TRIAL DATE.

  3. Social Security Number

  4. Registration numbers of any and all vehicles owned by you

IF YOU ARE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED AND ARE UNABLE TO CLIMB STAIRS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE BAILIFF OR CALL 393-6734 AND ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE TO TAKE YOUR APPLICATION.

IF YOU ARE IN JAIL, PLEASE TELL THE JAILER THAT YOU WISH TO SPEAK WITH THE PUBLIC DEFENDER.

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