Rapides Parish Public Defenders Office 525 Johnston St Alexandria LA 71301 31.0 miles from Trout 318-443-7082
Winnfield Public Defenders Office 116 W Main St Winnfield LA 71483 31.4 miles from Trout 318-648-0130
Grant Parish Public Defenders Office 352 2nd St Colfax LA 71417 33.8 miles from Trout 318-627-3255
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.