Ashtabula County Public Defenders Office 4817 State Road Ashtabula OH 44004 15.7 miles from 16443 440-998-2628
Erie County Public Defenders Office 509 Sassafras Street Erie PA 16507 24.1 miles from 16443 814-451-6322
Meadville Public Defenders Office 903 Diamond Park Meadville PA 16335 27.0 miles from 16443 814-333-7367
Lake County Public Defenders Office Ste 2, 125 E Erie St Painesville OH 44077 41.9 miles from 16443 440-350-3200
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.