Iowa State Public Defenders Office 202 West State Street Marshalltown IA 50158 34.3 miles from 52232 641-752-0083
Iowa State Public Defenders Office Ste 300, 215 4th Ave SE Cedar Rapids IA 52401 36.5 miles from 52232 319-398-3690
Iowa State Public Defenders Office Ste A, 725 S Clinton St Iowa IA 52240 42.6 miles from 52232 319-351-1327
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.