The Buchanan County Public Defender’s Office is located in St. Joseph, MO. The Buchanan County office is a trial division of the Missouri State Public Defender System (MSPD). The Trial Division is responsive to the trial courts in Missouri’s 115 jurisdictions through regional and district offices. The MSPD is responsible for providing legal representation to all indigent citizens accused of or convicted of crimes at the State Trial Court, Appellate Court, Missouri Supreme Court, and United States Supreme Court. The mission of the MSPD is to provide high-quality, zealous advocacy for indigent people accused of a crime in the State of Missouri. In addition, they are dedicated to providing their clients with the highest quality representation and to preserving and defending the Bill of Rights. If you are seeking representation, you must complete an application for Public Defender representation through their online application for services on their website. Alternatively, you can submit a written application at the Buchanan County office in which your case or charges are pending. To know more about their services, contact the organization using the information on this page.