Missouri State Public Defenders Office 329 North Barrett Street Nevada MO 64772 21.6 miles from 64780 417-448-1140
Harrisonville Public Defenders Office Ste A, 1300 Locust St Harrisonville MO 64701 45.0 miles from 64780 816-380-3160
Missouri State Public Defenders Office Ste B, 1901 Wommack Ave Bolivar MO 65613 46.1 miles from 64780 417-777-8544
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.