Polk County Georgia – Public Defender

David L. Smith, Chief Public Defender

The Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office serves all of Polk County and Haralson County, and is a part of the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council and is jointly supported by the State of Georgia and Polk and Haralson Counties.

Our mission 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