Indigent Defender Currently Assigned to Parish Court:
All litigants are entitled to an attorney. If you desire the services of an attorney but cannot afford one, you may request a public defender at your first court appearance. The Court will take your testimony in open court to determine if you qualify for a Court-Appointed Attorney. This appointment must be requested and is not automatic. Litigants may also apply for a public defender directly at the 23rd Judicial District Public Defender's Office. Outside of court, requests for a public defender may be directed to the following:
Court Appointed Attorney (Misdemeanors and Traffic)
231 West Ascension St.
Gonzales, LA 70737
Phone: (504) 434-0565