Dallas Public Defenders Office 2600 Lone Star Dr Dallas TX 75212 19.6 miles from Ferris 214-698-4400
Terrell Public Defenders Office 102 E Moore Ave Terrell TX 75160 27.0 miles from Ferris 972-551-0100
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.