Washoe County Public Defenders Office # 6, 350 S Center St Reno NV 89501 21.7 miles from 96143 775-785-8600
EL Dorado County Public Defenders Office 1360 Johnson Blvd South Lake Tahoe CA 96150 22.4 miles from 96143 530-573-3115
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.