Public Defender

Mission Statement
The Augusta Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender is responsible for ensuring that adequate and effective legal representation is provided, independently of political consideration or private interests, to indigent persons who are entitled to representation. The legal representation is consistent with the guarantees of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, the Constitution of the United States, and the mandates of the Indigent Defense Act of 2003.  The Augusta Judicial Circuit Office of the Public Defender provides such legal services in a cost efficient manner and conducts representation in such a way that the criminal justice system operates effectively to achieve justice.