West Memphis Public Defenders Office 310 S Service Rd West Memphis AR 72301 18.4 miles from Lake Cormorant 870-732-5996
Shelby County Public Defenders Office 201 Poplar Avenue Memphis TN 38103 19.4 miles from Lake Cormorant 901-222-2800
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.