Office of the Public Defender,
Savannah-Chatham County

Todd Martin, Circuit Public Defender,
Eastern Judicial Circuit

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The Office of the Public Defender represents people accused of felony crimes.

For charges that are misdemeanor only, call 912-652-3091.


Refer to the links at the top to contact your lawyer, find your court date, contact probation, and contact the jail.

Things to Know

Miranda rights (miranda warnings) will usually sound like: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney and to have that attorney present during questioning. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you by the Court." An arresting officer is only required to read Miranda rights when a person is in custody and being questioned.

How to Dress For Court

Gentlemen should wear a button down shirt and slacks. Ties and a sport coat are encouraged. Dress shoes are also a encouraged. Ladies can wear dresses or professional attire.