Welch Public Defenders Office 21 McDowell St Welch WV 24801 33.2 miles from 24316 304-436-6626
Mercer County Public Defenders Office 1460 East Main Street Princeton WV 24740 42.1 miles from 24316 304-487-0414
Blountville Public Defenders Office 266 Blountville Bypass Blountville TN 37617 46.5 miles from 24316 423-323-1220
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.