The County Reimbursement Program
processes payments to reimburse
counties for operating their indigent defense systems. These
systems include county public defender offices, court-appointed counsel
systems, and contracts with not-for-profit organizations. Below
are links to forms and information regarding this process.
House Bill 1: Changes involving
Court Costs and Bail
Effective October 16, 2009, Court Costs imposed per R.C. 2949.091 are increasing and a new $25.00 surcharge is levied when a person posts bail. The links below contain a summary, the new law, and a FAQ on this issue.
For questions or more information, please contact:
Office of the Ohio Public Defender
250 E. Broad St., Suite 1400
Columbus, Ohio 43215
TTY (800) 750-0750
Application Fee Information
Limitations in the Assignment of Counsel in Juvenile Court
House Bill 66 contained language which amended O.R.C. Section
2151.352, limiting the right to counsel, at government expense,
under O.R.C. 120 et seq., in certain civil matters that may be
heard in Juvenile Court.
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"Where justice is
denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and
where any one class is made to feel that society is in an
organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither
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