Chautauqua County Public Defenders Office 3 N Erie St Mayville NY 14757 8.9 miles from Portland 716-753-4339
Erie County Public Defenders Office 509 Sassafras Street Erie PA 16507 36.2 miles from Portland 814-451-6322
Warren County Public Defenders Office 204 4th Ave Warren PA 16365 40.2 miles from Portland 814-728-3435
Buffalo Public Defenders Office Ste 200, 300 Pearl St Buffalo NY 14202 46.2 miles from Portland 716-551-3341
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.