Saint Joseph Public Defenders Office # 2, 120 S 5th St St. Joseph MO 64501 17.2 miles from Dearborn 816-387-2026
Clay County Public Defenders Office 234 East Shrader Street Liberty MO 64068 27.2 miles from Dearborn 816-792-5394
Missouri State Public Defenders Office Ste 500, 920 Main St Kansas MO 64105 30.9 miles from Dearborn 816-889-7699
Kansas State Public Defenders Office 115 East Park Street Olathe KS 66061 44.5 miles from Dearborn 913-829-8755
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.