Virginia State Public Defenders Office 409 3rd St NE Charlottesville VA 22902 21.0 miles from 22738 434-951-6300
Warrenton Public Defenders Office 16 Horner St Warrenton VA 20186 39.2 miles from 22738 540-347-6390
Virginia State Public Defenders Office Ste 300, 2300 Fall Hill Ave Fredericksburg VA 22401 43.9 miles from 22738 540-899-4814
Staunton Public Defenders Office 20 Byers St Staunton VA 24401 44.2 miles from 22738 540-332-7845
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.