Missouri State Public Defenders Office 115 Lincoln St Carthage MO 64836 32.3 miles from 66724 417-627-0668
Chanute Public Defenders Office 10 S Highland Ave Chanute KS 66720 39.9 miles from 66724 620-431-3796
Missouri State Public Defenders Office 329 North Barrett Street Nevada MO 64772 44.7 miles from 66724 417-448-1140
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.