Public Defender

Anthony S. Carter

Alcovy Judicial Circuit Public Defender

The Public Defender’s Office for the Alcovy Judicial Circuit is part of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, an independent agency within the executive branch of the state government of Georgia . The mission of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council is to ensure, independently of political considerations or private interests, that each client whose cause has been entrusted to a circuit public defender receives zealous, adequate, effective, timely, and ethical legal representation, consistent with the guarantees of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, the Constitution of the United States and the mandates of the Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003; to provide all such legal services in a cost efficient manner; and to conduct that representation in such a way that the criminal justice system operates effectively to achieve justice.

[Reference: O.C.G.A. § 17-12-1 (c), Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003]

 

Contact and Application Information

We represent indigent clients who have pending criminal charges in the Superior and Juvenile Courts of Newton County and Walton County. If you have a pending criminal case in Superior Court, please print and fill out the application linked below. Please bring the completed application to the office to be reviewed.  

 pdf  CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FOR PUBLIC DEFENDER

There is a $50.00 application fee for anyone who completes an application for our services. This fee is paid once your case is resolved.

Juvenile clients should contact the Juvenile Court to complete an application. Juvenile Court main page- https://alcovycircuit.com/courts/juvenile-courts/newton-juvenile-court.html   

 

Address:

Newton County Public Defender

1160 Pace Street 

Covington, GA 30014

Telephone: 770-788-3750

Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Staff Information

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Jacqueline Dodd


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About Us

The Walton County Public Defender’s Office was established on July 1, 2001.  John T. Strauss was the first Public Defender.  When the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council was created on January 1, 2005, John T. Strauss was named Circuit Public Defender.  Anthony S. Carter was appointed Circuit Public Defender in October of 2006. 

 

Georgia Public Defender Standards Council – www.gpdsc.org