Des Moines Public Defenders Office Ste 506, 505 5th Ave Des Moines IA 50309 15.1 miles from 50038 515-725-1825
Iowa State Public Defenders Office Ste 16, 201 State St Boone IA 50036 36.9 miles from 50038 515-433-0573
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.