Ottumwa Public Defenders Office 109 S Court St Ottumwa IA 52501 21.4 miles from Douds 641-682-0203
Lee County Public Defenders Office 821 Avenue G Fort Madison IA 52627 42.5 miles from Douds 319-372-3887
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.