Franklin County Public Defenders Office 355 West Main Street Malone NY 12953 11.8 miles from 12937 518-481-1624
St. Lawrence County Public Defenders Office 48 Court Street Canton NY 13617 42.1 miles from 12937 315-379-2393
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.