Chillicothe Public Defenders Office 500 Youssef Drive Chillicothe MO 64601 35.3 miles from Wakenda 660-646-3343
Sedalia Public Defenders Office 110 South Limit Avenue Sedalia MO 65301 42.2 miles from Wakenda 660-530-5550
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.