West Plains Public Defenders Office 1314 Webster Avenue West Plains MO 65775 28.8 miles from 72539 417-257-7224
Baxter County Public Defenders Office 301 East 6th Street Mountain Home AR 72653 37.4 miles from 72539 870-424-2907
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.