DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, CONNECTICUT JUDICIAL BRANCH OPERATIONS HAVE BEEN CONSOLIDATED INTO 6 COURTHOUSES IN HARTFORD, NEW HAVEN, BRIDGEPORT WATERBURY AND NEW LONDON. THE PUBLIC DEFENDER’S OFFICE WILL BE OPEN IN THOSE COURTHOUSES WITH A SKELETON CREW. ONLY ARRAIGNMENTS ARE BEING DOCKETED. ALL OTHER CASES WILL BE CONTINUED BY THE CLERK’S OFFICE. Please go to www.jud.ct.gov to see where your case will be heard or to check for your continuance dates, as you may be unable to contact your lawyer during this time. If you have a question about an arraignment case, please contact the Public Defender office at the open courthouse. If there is an emergency, you can contact the Office of Chief Public Defender at 860 509 6400.

Income Eligibility Guidelines for Public Defender Services
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Effective August, 2018
(revised 9/4/2018)

An accused whose gross annual income is at or below the following amounts may be found eligible for public defender services

Accused without dependents $24,280 
Accused with one dependent $32,920
Accused with two dependent
$41,560
Accused with three dependent $50,200
Each additional dependent $ 8,640