Chipley Public Defenders Office 1293 Jackson Ave Chipley FL 32428 15.6 miles from 32427 850-638-6000
Florida State Public Defenders Office 432 Magnolia Avenue Panama FL 32401 39.1 miles from 32427 850-784-6155
Okaloosa County Public Defenders Office 302 Wilson Street North Crestview FL 32536 46.4 miles from 32427 850-689-5580
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.