Tuscaloosa County Public Defenders Office 714 Greensboro Avenue Tuscaloosa AL 35401 8.5 miles from Peterson 205-345-8200
Pelham Public Defenders Office 105 Canyon Park Circle Pelham AL 35124 35.8 miles from Peterson 205-664-0009
Walker County Public Defenders Office 375 19th Street West Jasper AL 35501 42.3 miles from Peterson 205-221-4776
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.