The Missouri State Public Defender’s Hannibal 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. MSPD is a statewide system comprised of three legal service divisions: the Trial Division, Capital Division, and Appellate/Post-Conviction Division. Their mission is to provide high-quality, zealous advocacy for indigent people who are accused of a crime in the State of Missouri. If your situation involves a state crime and you can’t hire a lawyer, the Public Defender might be able to represent you. You can access the Online Application for Services through their website to get a public defender. A representative of the MSPD office will review your application and possibly request additional information. Based on this information, they will decide whether you are eligible for Public Defender representation. For more details on eligibility and other questions, please contact them directly.