Elkhart County Public Defenders Office Rm G, 315 S 2nd St Elkhart IN 46516 18.9 miles from Lakeville 574-523-2318
Elkhart County Public Defenders Office 119 N 3rd St Goshen IN 46526 23.1 miles from Lakeville 574-535-6734
Noble County Public Defenders Office 110 E Jefferson St Albion IN 46701 45.0 miles from Lakeville 260-636-6688
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.