Staunton Public Defenders Office 20 Byers St Staunton VA 24401 14.6 miles from 24476 540-332-7845
Lynchburg Public Defenders Office Ste 8, 725 Church St Lynchburg VA 24504 38.9 miles from 24476 434-947-2244
Virginia State Public Defenders Office 409 3rd St NE Charlottesville VA 22902 40.9 miles from 24476 434-951-6300
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.