Somerset County Public Defenders Office Ste 210, 218 N Kimberly Ave Somerset PA 15501 9.4 miles from 15557 814-445-1545
Allegany County Public Defenders Office 248 N Mechanic St Cumberland MD 21502 30.5 miles from 15557 301-777-2142
Johnstown Public Defenders Office 319 Washington St Johnstown PA 15901 31.8 miles from 15557 814-533-4581
Garrett County Public Defenders Office Ste 5, 105 S 2nd St Oakland MD 21550 37.2 miles from 15557 301-334-9196
Bedford County Public Defenders Office 200 S Juliana St Bedford PA 15522 38.3 miles from 15557 814-623-8606
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.