Kansas State Public Defenders Office 115 East Park Street Olathe KS 66061 913-829-8755
Missouri State Public Defenders Office Ste 500, 920 Main St Kansas MO 64105 19.7 miles from Olathe 816-889-7699
Harrisonville Public Defenders Office Ste A, 1300 Locust St Harrisonville MO 64701 29.1 miles from Olathe 816-380-3160
Clay County Public Defenders Office 234 East Shrader Street Liberty MO 64068 32.9 miles from Olathe 816-792-5394
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.