Spokane County Public Defenders Office 1033 West Gardner Avenue Spokane WA 99201 6.4 miles from 99218 509-477-4246
Kootenai County Public Defenders Office 500 North Government Way Coeur d'Alene ID 83814 29.5 miles from 99218 208-664-1347
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.