Brownsville Public Defenders Office Rm 102, 600 E Harrison St Brownsville TX 78520 7.5 miles from San Pedro 956-548-2573
Hidalgo County Public Defenders Office Ste B, 1615 S Closner Blvd Edinburg TX 78539 42.0 miles from San Pedro 956-292-7040
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.