About the Public Defender

The Public Defender’s office is responsible for an Indigent Defense Program as established by the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, for those persons unable to afford legal representation in criminal cases. The office determines eligibility of those individuals requesting a Public Defender.

To request a public defender, please complete the application online at http://forms.albanyga.gov/Forms/publicdefender or email the office at [email protected].

The Public Defender's office is located in the Judicial Building at 225 Pine Avenue, Suite 100, Albany, and can be reached at 229.483.6240.

Troy Golden, Dougherty Circuit Public Defender