If you have a Criminal Felony (CF), Criminal Misdemeanor (CM), Domestic Violence (DV), Driving Under the Influence (DT) or Major Traffic (MT) case as well as a Juvenile Abuse or Neglect (JA) or Juvenile Delinquency (JD) case in Macoupin County and you wish to request a Public Defender be appointed to represent you, attend your court date and make the request at that time or you can write to the Macoupin County Circuit Clerk’s Office at PO Box 197, Carlinville IL 62626 and request a Public Defender. You must meet certain financial criteria to obtain a public defender. The Circuit Court Judge will make the determination whether you qualify or not, once you submit your request.
The Public Defender’s Office is limited to representing individuals in the types of cases listed above. We cannot give you legal advice or represent you in family or other civil matters. You must seek private counsel for those types of cases.
You may check the status of your case and upcoming court dates 24 hours a day at judici.com. It is a user friendly site. Under the Public Access section select Macoupin County. On the next page, type your name, (last name first, first name) and select the search button. All of your Macoupin County cases will be displayed.
Carlinville, IL 62626
Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
201 East Main
P.O. Box 107
Carlinville, IL 62626-0197