Kern County Public Defenders Office 325 Central Valley Highway Shafter CA 93263 27.8 miles from Taft Heights 661-746-7542
Kern County Public Defenders Office 1315 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield CA 93301 30.5 miles from Taft Heights 661-868-4799
Kern County Public Defenders Office 12022 Main St Lamont CA 93241 32.4 miles from Taft Heights 661-868-5731
Kern County Public Defenders Office 1122 Jefferson St Delano CA 93215 45.8 miles from Taft Heights 661-720-5813
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.