See Benton County, AR Public Defenders and search free public defenders records. Public defenders are attorneys hired by the court to represent individuals who cannot afford legal representation.
Benton County Public Defenders Office 221 S Main St Bentonville AR 72712 479-271-1028
The Benton County Public Defender's Office keep records on cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents in Benton County, AR. Some of these Benton County public records are available upon request.Records available from the Benton County Public Defender's Office
Public Defenders in Benton County maintain files on every individual they are assigned to represent. This includes Benton County case files, investigation reports, indigence determination records, and more. Some of these Benton County public records can be requested from Public Defenders.Confidential Records in Benton County
Some Benton County Public Defender records, including case files, contain information that falls under attorney-client privilege. These records may not be available to the Benton County public. The rules vary by location, but in most places you cannot obtain case files and other records that are privileged according to Arkansas State law. If you request a record that contains confidential information, the Benton County Public Defender's office may be willing to provide a redacted copy.
Clients of the Benton County Public Defender's Office always have a right to receive copies of their own case files. These are not considered Benton County public records requests because the case file is the property of the client.Benton County Financial Records
Public Defenders also maintain financial records that document payments made by the Benton County, Arkansas Government for retaining the services of a Public Defender. These financial records are open to the Benton County public, and they can be requested from the Public Defender.Conflict of Interest Records
Public Defenders also file financial Conflict of Interest statements that can be requested through a public records request in Benton County. These requests can be made directly to the Benton County Public Defender. In some cases, the Public Defender's office may provide online request forms.Contact the Benton County Public Defender
You can request records from the Public Defender's Office in several ways including contacting the Benton County Office's Records Department and making requests through the Public Defender's website. You may also contact the Benton County Public Defender directly by email or telephone.