Wayne County Public Defenders Office 26 Church Street Lyons NY 14489 315-946-7472
Ontario County Public Defenders Office 112 Seneca St Geneva NY 14456 13.6 miles from Lyons 315-781-0527
Yates County Public Defenders Office 415 Liberty Street Penn Yan NY 14527 27.8 miles from Lyons 315-536-0352
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.