Fayette County Public Defenders Office 228 West Johnson Street Vandalia IL 62471 7.7 miles from 62418 618-283-2607
Marion County Public Defenders Office Ste 201, 210 W Schwartz St Salem IL 62881 27.3 miles from 62418 618-548-5350
Shelby County Public Defenders Office Ste 11, 301 E Main St Shelbyville IL 62565 28.3 miles from 62418 217-774-9539
Christian County Public Defenders Office Ste 8, 101 S Main St Taylorville IL 62568 40.3 miles from 62418 217-824-3413
Moultrie County Public Defenders Office 401 W Water St Sullivan IL 61951 44.2 miles from 62418 217-728-8551
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.