Apply for Criminal Indigent Status

If you are seeking the appointment of a public defender based on your inability to pay for a private attorney, per Chapter 27.52, Florida Statutes, complete the Application for Criminal Indigent Status and deliver it to one of the Court Operations locations.

There is a $50 fee for each application filed. If the application fee is not paid to the Clerk of Court within 7 days, it will be added to any costs that may be assessed against you at the conclusion of your case.