Rochester Public Defenders Office Ste 204, 400 S Broadway Rochester MN 55904 22.3 miles from Grand Meadow 507-285-7370
Owatonna Public Defenders Office 127 West Pearl Street Owatonna MN 55060 42.0 miles from Grand Meadow 507-455-5887
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.