Ben Hill County Public Defenders Office 115 South Sheridan Street Fitzgerald GA 31750 18.9 miles from 31544 229-426-5091
Douglas Public Defenders Office 208 South Peterson Avenue Douglas GA 31533 23.9 miles from 31544 912-383-8775
Tifton Public Defenders Office 1212 Chestnut Avenue Tifton GA 31794 41.0 miles from 31544 229-387-6488
Lyons Public Defenders Office 126 West Grady Avenue Lyons GA 30436 45.1 miles from 31544 912-526-9405
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.