Saint Joseph Public Defenders Office # 2, 120 S 5th St St. Joseph MO 64501 10.7 miles from 64436 816-387-2026
Maryville Public Defenders Office 305 North Market Street Maryville MO 64468 35.2 miles from 64436 660-582-3545
Clay County Public Defenders Office 234 East Shrader Street Liberty MO 64068 44.9 miles from 64436 816-792-5394
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.