El Paso Public Defenders Office Ste D401, 700 E San Antonio Ave El Paso TX 79901 16.7 miles from 79821 915-534-6525
Las Cruces Public Defenders Office 107 E Lohman Ave Las Cruces NM 88001 24.8 miles from 79821 575-527-6930
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.