Marion County Public Defenders Office 500 Courthouse Sq Columbia MS 39429 15.1 miles from Oak Vale 601-736-3662
Pike County Public Defenders Office 294 East Laurel Street Magnolia MS 39652 35.7 miles from Oak Vale 601-783-3907
Hattiesburg Public Defenders Office 216 West Pine Street Hattiesburg MS 39401 40.4 miles from Oak Vale 601-582-1196
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.