To determine Indigency, the defendant is interviewed by an employee of Indigent Defense at Magistrate Court commonly called a 72 hour hearing
YOU CANNOT FILL OUT THE INTERVIEW AND SEND IT TO INDIGENT DEFENSE
ALL INTERVIEWS MUST BE DONE IN PERSON
If you are not incarcerated and require an attorney appointed, you will be required to be interviewed by bringing to the Indigent office the requirements listed under forms and documents. Indigent Defense does not make appointments. Interviews for Superior Court charges are on Tuesdays, between 9am and 11am. Interviews for State, Juvenile, and any other interviews are done on Thursdays, between 9am and 11am. If you have questions concerning the requirement letter you may contact the Indigent Defense office. An asset report is also run to determine eligibility. Indigent guidleines for Cherokee County follow the Federal Standards and Guidelines for determing Indigency.
2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines
|Size of Family||150% Adult & Juv Felony Per Yr.||125% Adult & Juv Misdemeanor and all VOP's Per Yr.|
For family units with more than 8 members, add $6,240/yr. for each additional person
After eligibility is determined, the defendant will be appointed counsel or sent a letter of explanation stating why they were denied