Indio Public Defenders Office Ste 314, 82675 US Highway 111 Indio CA 92201 4.7 miles from Coachella 760-863-8231
San Bernardino County Public Defenders Office 6527 White Feather Rd Joshua Tree CA 92252 31.5 miles from Coachella 760-366-5789
A public defender is an attorney who represents people who cannot afford to hire legal representation. Public defenders also represent juveniles, people facing civil commitment, and others who need legal advocacy but cannot afford an attorney. Public defenders are appointed by the court.
Public defenders keep records on their cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents. Some of these records are available to the public.