Owatonna Public Defenders Office 127 West Pearl Street Owatonna MN 55060 30.2 miles from Hayward 507-455-5887
Mason City Public Defenders Office 103 East State Street Mason IA 50401 34.5 miles from Hayward 641-423-4181
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.