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Indigent Defense

Kelli Pulpan
Indigent Defense Coordinator

Hays County Government Center
712 S. Stagecoach Trail
Suite 2024
San Marcos, Texas 78666

Indigent Defense

Court Appointed Lawyers

Under Texas Law, persons charged with a misdemeanor punishable by jail time and any felony may be eligible for a court appointed attorney. According to the Hays County Indigent Defense Plan, a person is usually eligible for a court appointed attorney if their family income does not exceed 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Other factors may also be considered.

Though some indigency determinations are made by judges, most determinations are made by the indigent defense coordinator.


How to make a complaint about your lawyer

Certificate of Contact  

Indigent Defense Plans for Hays County District Court Court at Law Juvenile Court


Fill out the application you need using the PDF fillable forms below, then email the completed forms (be sure to save them to your computer first) to IDC@CO.HAYS.TX.US.

County Court at Law –  Court Appointed Application – English

District Court   – Court Appointed Application – English

Juvenile Court Appointed Application_English

Juvenile Court Appointed Application_Spanish


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