Washington State Public Defenders Office 1331 Broadway Tacoma WA 98402 9.6 miles from Sumner 253-593-6710
Kent Public Defenders Office 841 Central Ave N Kent WA 98032 11.2 miles from Sumner 253-856-1817
King County Public Defenders Office 401 5th Avenue Seattle WA 98104 26.3 miles from Sumner 206-296-7662
Shelton Public Defenders Office 525 West Cota Street Shelton WA 98584 40.8 miles from Sumner 360-426-9772
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.