Cameron Parish Public Defenders Office 119 Smith Cir Cameron LA 70631 12.7 miles from 77655 337-775-8131
Texas State Public Defenders Office 350 Magnolia Street Beaumont TX 77701 27.7 miles from 77655 409-839-2608
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.