Mount Vernon Municipal Court

Telephone: (740) 393-9510 Fax: (740) 393-5349
5 North Gay Street
3rd Floor
Mount Vernon, OH 43050-3241

Public Defender

PUBLIC DEFENDER
John S. Pyle

ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDERS
Brandon Crunkilton                                                                                                John A. Dankovich                                                                                                Devin M. Trainer

If you feel you are indigent and would qualify for the services of the Knox County Public Defender, bring the following information to 110 East High Street, which is located directly across the street from the Knox County Courthouse, adjacent to the Memorial Building:

YOU MUST MAKE APPLICATION FOR REPRESENTATION BY THE PUBLIC DEFENDER AT LEAST 10 DAYS BEFORE A COURT TRIAL OR JURY TRIAL, 48 HOURS PRIOR TO A PRETRIAL OR PRELIMINARY HEARING AND 24 HOURS PRIOR TO AN ARRAIGNMENT.

  1. COPY OF ALL CHARGES/COMPLAINTS AGAINST YOU
  2. Dates of trial or any hearing scheduled for you
  3. Be able to provide proof of household and individual income upon request

A Twenty-five Dollar ($25.00) application fee is payable within seven (7) days of acceptance of an application for representation, payable at the Clerk of Court’s office of the Court wherein you are to appear.  The fee cannot be waived.

If you are physically handicapped and are unable to climb stairs, please notify the bailiff or call the Public Defender’s Office to make arrangements for application.

If you are incarcerated, inform the jailer that you wish to speak with the Public Defender’s Office.

Click Here to see if you qualify for free Legal Aid

Office of Public Defender
Knox County Ohio
110 East High St
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
740-393-6734

Hours 8 am to 4 pm
Monday – Friday
Closed All Legal Holidays

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The information set forth on this website is presented for informational purposes only. It is not intended to give legal advice, nor is it intended to be an exhaustive list of all legal and procedural matters and requirements for participating as a party or juror in, or receiving services from, the Mount Vernon (OH) Municipal Court. Court employees cannot give you legal advice. If you have any legal questions that pertain to your situation, then you should contact an attorney.

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