Application for Service

​It is the responsibility of the Office of Public Defender to provide free legal representation for any person charged with a criminal matter in Adams County, who, for lack of funds, is unable to afford an attorney. You may be eligible for services.

To apply for services, you must complete the attached application. All information must be completed and application must be dated and signed. Please, mail or submit in person your completed application and appropriate verifications to the:

Adams County Public Defender’s Office
111 Baltimore Street, Room 6
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Please print and fill in the application completely. Delays will result if information is not legible.  If you receive any other new charges, you must re-apply for every charge.  Please bring all of your legal paperwork and most recent 3 pay stubs with you.