Probation Financial Declaration

Who can use this service?

This service is for Defendants who are on formal probation to determine their ability to pay for the use of a Public Defender. 

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

What is the process?

Step 1: Determination of Ability to Pay

When a Public Defender is appointed in Court, the Judge orders the Defendant to report to the County Officer at the financial evaluation booth to evaluate the Defendant's ability to pay.

Step 2: Financial Declaration Form

The Financial Declaration form is then used to determine a Defendant's ability to pay for the use of the Public Defender.

When and where is this service offered?

This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I cannot pay my court ordered restitution, fines and fees?
You may request a temporary monthly payment reduction with the approval of your Probation Officer.