Lake County Public Defenders Office 2293 N Main St Crown Point IN 46307 16.6 miles from Valparaiso 219-755-3550
Cook County Public Defenders Office 1121 S State St Chicago IL 60605 40.0 miles from Valparaiso 312-435-4907
Cook County Public Defenders Office Rm 141, 10220 S 76th Ave Bridgeview IL 60455 42.1 miles from Valparaiso 708-974-6470
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.