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Indigent Defense Managed Counsel

Alyse Ferguson, Chief Attorney
Alyse Ferguson
Chief Attorney

Collin County Indigent Defense Managed Counsel Program
Russell A. Steindam Courts Building
2100 Bloomdale Road, Suite 20209
McKinney, TX 75071
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Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday

 
Our Mission

The Mission of  Indigent Defense is to improve the delivery of indigent defense services by providing attorney appointments and high quality legal representation to every indigent person, whose case has been entrusted to us by the Collin County District and County Courts.  We are dedicated to the vigorous protection of the fundamental rights of our clients in criminal cases for which the appointment of counsel at public expense is provided by law.  While acting as strong and ethical advocates for those facing loss of life, freedom or family, we strive to preserve the dignity of the individuals we represent, to keep them and the communities in which they live safe from wrongful convictions and unjust outcomes, and to enhance the integrity of the criminal justice system in Collin County.

The 77th Texas Legislature, through the passage of the Fair Defense Act, established the blueprint for meaningful interaction between State and local government through the creation of the first state body to administer statewide appropriations and policies. In exchange for State fiscal assistance, the local judiciary is required to report its plan for delivering indigent defense services.

Indigent Defense Contact Information

Tracye Langley, Indigent Eligibility Specialist
Russell A. Steindam Courts Building
2100 Bloomdale Road, Suite 20209
McKinney, TX 75071

Business Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday
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tlangley@collincountytx.gov
214-491-4824 (McKinney)
972-424-1460 ext. 4617 (Metro)
972-547-5788 (Fax)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the court-appointed lawyer refuse to speak with me about my family member’s criminal case?

Links & Resources

Application for Court Appointed Counsel

Senate Bill 7: Texas Fair Defense Act
Art. 26.04. Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Approved Attorneys for Court Appointment

Indigent Defense Plans

Fair Defense Plan for Felony Cases

Fair Defense Plan for Felony Cases - Effective November 1, 2021

Fair Defense Plan for Misdemeanor Cases

Fair Defense Plan for Juvenile Cases


FOR NEW & RENEWAL CRIMINAL & CPS WHEEL APPLICANTS:

New applications are accepted July 1 - July 14 and December 1 - 31. 

Renewal applications are accepted December 1-31 - all existing wheel attorneys must submit a renewal application during this time period, regardless of when they were added to the wheel.

All wheel applications must be submitted through the online portal by clicking the corresponding link below and are only accessible during the time periods indicated above.

Requirements for Receiving District Court Appointments

Application for Attorneys to be placed on Court Appointment List - District Courts

Requirements for Receiving County Court at Law Appointments

Application for Attorneys to be placed on Court Appointment List - County Courts at Law

Requirements for Receiving Juvenile Court Appointments

Application for Attorneys to be placed on Court Appointment List - Juvenile Court

Application for Attorneys to be placed on Court Appointment List - CPS/CPS Mediator

For questions, contact Tracye Langley by email at tlangley@co.collin.tx.us.

IMPORTANT:  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS OR ATTORNEYS WHO DO NOT MEET THE CRITERIA WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED


FEE SCHEDULES AND BILLING POLICIES:

CPS Billing Policies

Felony Criminal Case Fee Schedule

Felony Criminal Case Fee Schedule - Effective November 1, 2021

Texas Indigent Defense Commission

Indigent Defense: Frequently Asked Questions

County Courts at Law
District Courts
Law Library
Case Lookup & Court Schedules