Rhode Island Public Defenders Office 160 Pine St Providence RI 02903 43.7 miles from 02540 401-222-3492
Wake Field Public Defenders Office Ste 243, 4800 Tower Hill Rd Wakefield RI 02879 44.3 miles from 02540 401-782-4180
Warwick Public Defenders Office Ste 100, 222 Quaker Ln Warwick RI 02886 45.6 miles from 02540 401-822-6875
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.