Public Defender

Our MissionThe mission of the Conasauga Public Defender’s Office is to provide effective, timely, and ethical legal representation to indigent citizens of the Circuit accused of crimes. Our representation is consistent with the guarantees of the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Georgia and the standards of the Georgia Public Defender Council.

Our Goals

The primary goal is to ensure that all client’s cases are resolved, whether by trial, dismissal or plea bargain, by competent representation. In addition we resolve:

  • To be responsive to questions and concerns of clients and in a prompt and courteous manner
  • To provide clients with a clear understanding of their rights and options as their case moves through the court system
  • To be responsive to communication from other agencies involved in a client’s case
  • To attract and retain high quality employees that have been trained in all aspects of criminal law
  • To ensure that the salaries paid to county employees are both attractive and competitive in the job market and commensurate with equivalent state salaries
  • To conduct annual staff development training sessions for all employees
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