Lebanon Public Defenders Office 288 Harwood Ave Lebanon MO 65536 27.6 miles from 65052 417-532-6886
Missouri State Public Defenders Office 231 E Capitol Ave Jefferson MO 65101 41.8 miles from 65052 573-526-5210
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.