Lexington Public Defenders Office 163 West Short Street Lexington-Fayette KY 40507 38.3 miles from 40078 859-246-2906
Jefferson County Public Defenders Office Ste 200, 719 W Jefferson St Louisville KY 40202 44.6 miles from 40078 502-574-3800
Clark County Public Defenders Office Ste 130, 501 E Court Ave Jeffersonville IN 47130 44.6 miles from 40078 812-285-6292
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.