The first step is to contact the State Public Defender’s office at (608) 723-6436. They can conduct a qualification interview over the phone. If you qualify, they will assign you an attorney. If you do not, you can get a Petition for Appointment of Attorney form and file it with the circuit court. The Judge will determine if you are indigent to qualify for a court appointed attorney. If you are not indigent, you will need to hire an attorney at your own expense.