Richmond Public Defenders Office Ste 600, 701 E Franklin St Richmond VA 23219 3.8 miles from East Highland Park 804-225-3297
Petersburg Public Defenders Office 105 Marshall St Petersburg VA 23803 24.3 miles from East Highland Park 804-862-6286
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.