Portland Public Defenders Office 630 Southwest 5th Avenue Portland OR 97204 10.3 miles from King 503-225-9100
Hillsboro Public Defenders Office Ste 210, 400 E Main St Hillsboro OR 97123 12.0 miles from King 503-726-7900
Oregon State Public Defenders Office 1175 Court Street Northeast Salem OR 97301 33.7 miles from King 503-378-3349
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.