St. Lawrence County Public Defenders Office 48 Court Street Canton NY 13617 20.7 miles from 13697 315-379-2393
Franklin County Public Defenders Office 355 West Main Street Malone NY 12953 26.1 miles from 13697 518-481-1624
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.