Clark County Public Defenders Office Ste 130, 501 E Court Ave Jeffersonville IN 47130 28.0 miles from Shelbyville 812-285-6292
Jefferson County Public Defenders Office Ste 200, 719 W Jefferson St Louisville KY 40202 29.2 miles from Shelbyville 502-574-3800
Floyd County Public Defenders Office Ste 423, 311 Hauss Sq New Albany IN 47150 32.8 miles from Shelbyville 812-981-0350
Lexington Public Defenders Office 163 West Short Street Lexington-Fayette KY 40507 41.3 miles from Shelbyville 859-246-2906
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.