Santa Barbara Public Defenders Office Stop 2, 1100 Anacapa St Santa Barbara CA 93101 8.9 miles from Goleta 805-568-3470
Santa Barbara Public Defenders Office 115 Civic Center Plz Lompoc CA 93436 36.7 miles from Goleta 805-737-7770
Ventura County Public Defenders Office # 207, 800 S Victoria Ave Ventura CA 93009 38.6 miles from Goleta 805-654-2201
Ventura County Public Defenders Office 4353 East Vineyard Avenue Oxnard CA 93036 41.8 miles from Goleta 805-981-5990
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.