Lake County Public Defenders Office 2293 N Main St Crown Point IN 46307 19.4 miles from 46381 219-755-3550
Kankakee County Public Defenders Office 450 E Court St Kankakee IL 60901 28.1 miles from 46381 815-937-2965
Cook County Public Defenders Office Rm 141, 10220 S 76th Ave Bridgeview IL 60455 44.8 miles from 46381 708-974-6470
Will County Public Defenders Office Ste 210, 58 E Clinton St Joliet IL 60432 46.3 miles from 46381 815-727-8666
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.