Polk County Public Defenders Office 816 Marin Avenue Crookston MN 56716 32.2 miles from Gary 218-281-6065
Clay County Public Defenders Office Ste 404, 715 11th St N Moorhead MN 56560 41.1 miles from Gary 218-236-3893
Fargo Public Defenders Office Ste 200, 112 Roberts St N Fargo ND 58102 42.2 miles from Gary 701-239-5111
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.