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.
COPY OF ALL CHARGES/COMPLAINTS AGAINST YOU
Dates of trial or any hearing scheduled for you
Social Security Number
A list of all motor vehicles owned by you or your spouse, if married
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.