This information applies to Criminal and Traffic Cases Only:

To determine if you qualify for the Public Defender's services, you should appear in the General District Court's Criminal Division Office or in the Traffic Division Office between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. no later than 10 calendar days before your court date.

If a public defender has already been appointed and you need to contact the Public Defender's Office, please call (757) 427-6050. The cost for public defender service is a minimum of $120 per charge. In addition to fines and court cost on a conviction.