Buncombe County Public Defender Records Search

See Buncombe County NC Public Defenders and search free public defenders records. Public defenders are attorneys hired by the court to represent individuals who cannot afford legal representation.


Asheville Public Defenders Office Rm 202, 60 Court Plz Asheville NC 28801 828-259-3423


Find Buncombe County Public Defender Records

The Buncombe County Public Defender's Office keep records on cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents in Buncombe County, NC. Some of these Buncombe County public records are available upon request.

Records available from the Buncombe County Public Defender's Office

Public Defenders in Buncombe County maintain files on every individual they are assigned to represent. This includes Buncombe County case files, investigation reports, indigence determination records, and more. Some of these Buncombe County public records can be requested from Public Defenders.

Confidential Records in Buncombe County

Some Buncombe County Public Defender records, including case files, contain information that falls under attorney-client privilege. These records may not be available to the Buncombe County public. The rules vary by location, but in most places you cannot obtain case files and other records that are privileged according to North Carolina State law. If you request a record that contains confidential information, the Buncombe County Public Defender's office may be willing to provide a redacted copy.

Clients of the Buncombe County Public Defender's Office always have a right to receive copies of their own case files. These are not considered Buncombe County public records requests because the case file is the property of the client.

Buncombe County Financial Records

Public Defenders also maintain financial records that document payments made by the Buncombe County, North Carolina Government for retaining the services of a Public Defender. These financial records are open to the Buncombe 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 Buncombe County. These requests can be made directly to the Buncombe County Public Defender. In some cases, the Public Defender's office may provide online request forms.

Contact the Buncombe County Public Defender

You can request records from the Public Defender's Office in several ways including contacting the Buncombe County Office's Records Department and making requests through the Public Defender's website. You may also contact the Buncombe County Public Defender directly by email or telephone.