Shelby County Public Defenders Office 201 Poplar Avenue Memphis TN 38103 12.4 miles from 38119 901-222-2800
West Memphis Public Defenders Office 310 S Service Rd West Memphis AR 72301 20.5 miles from 38119 870-732-5996
Somerville Public Defenders Office 118 East Market Street Somerville TN 38068 30.2 miles from 38119 901-465-7330
Covington Public Defenders Office 4705 Mueller Brass Rd Covington TN 38019 33.4 miles from 38119 901-475-2500
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.