LAW OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDEROnline Application

APPLICATION PROCESS FOR PUBLIC DEFENDEROnline Application

The online application for appointment of the Law Office of the Public Defender can be found at the link below.

The fully completed and signed applications should be emailed to the Clerk of Courts for an indigence determination. You can email the application to FelonyClerk@browardclerk.org

At present, the online application is not currently available for juvenile cases.

If you are in need of assistance in navigating the online application process, please call 954-831-8650.

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APPLICATION FEE
$50
There is a $50 application fee assessed for each application filed for consideration of appointment of the Law Office of the Public Defender to represent you in a criminal matter. The $50 Public Defender Application Fee was created by the Florida Legislature. The fee is not refundable and applies whether or not a Public Defender is actually appointed for you. However, if you do not have the money, you cannot be denied a Public Defender. The $50 fee can be paid or payment plan arranged at the County Clerk of Courts Office.
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