Dawson County Public Defender’s Office

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1 Courthouse Square
P. O Box 479
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Contact:

(706) 216-3853 phone
(706) 216-7376 fax

Contact by email

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

H. Bradford Morris, Jr., Circuit Public Defender

Lucy Huggins, Assistant Public Defender
Megan Hughes, Assistant Public Defender
Nancy Cupp, Investigator
Jan Vice, Administrative Assistant

Mission

"The sword of law should never fall save on such overwhelming evidence that a man would be found guilty by his friends as well as his foes." Thomas Jefferson

To ensure, independently of political considerations or private interests, that each client whose cause has been entrusted to a circuit public defender receives zealous, adequate, effective, timely, and ethical legal representation, consistent with the guarantees of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, the Constitution of the United States and the mandates of the Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003; to provide all such legal services in a cost efficient manner; and to conduct that representation in such a way that the criminal justice system operates effectively to achieve justice.

Areas of Representation

  • Felonies and Misdemeanors in Superior Court
  • Probation Revocation Cases in Superior Court
  • Juvenile Delinquencies and Unrulies
  • Appeals from Superior Court and Juvenile cases

The Northeastern Circuit Public Defender Office recognizes a responsibility to the community, as well as to the legal profession. Lawyers and other staff serve the community in many ways including coaching youth sports teams, serving on community service boards, and being involved with local schools and churches.