Shelby County Public Defenders Office 112 North Main Street Columbiana AL 35051 16.8 miles from 35032 205-669-3806
Pelham Public Defenders Office 105 Canyon Park Circle Pelham AL 35124 27.4 miles from 35032 205-664-0009
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.