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      You have the right to an attorney....if you follow directions

      What do you need to do to be represented by a public defender?

      In our Facebook Story of the Day, you asked, "Are there requirements to get a local public defender for criminal cases?" We spoke with Dougherty County District Attorney, Greg Edwards, to find the answer.

      "The steps to be eligible for a public defender will require number one that you apply, number two that you qualify, and that in order to find out those two things, you must do all the things including bringing documentation to show that you qualify for representation by the public defender," said Edwards.

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