Miami Dade County Public Defenders Office 1320 NW 14th St Miami FL 33125 305-545-1600
Broward County Public Defenders Office 1600 W Hillsboro Blvd Deerfield Beach FL 33442 37.9 miles from Miami 954-831-8650
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.