Clark County Public Defenders Office Ste 130, 501 E Court Ave Jeffersonville IN 47130 4.2 miles from 40041 812-285-6292
Jefferson County Public Defenders Office Ste 200, 719 W Jefferson St Louisville KY 40202 5.3 miles from 40041 502-574-3800
Floyd County Public Defenders Office Ste 423, 311 Hauss Sq New Albany IN 47150 8.9 miles from 40041 812-981-0350
Washington County Public Defenders Office Ste 102, 806 Martinsburg Rd Salem IN 47167 33.1 miles from 40041 812-883-5896
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.