See Contra Costa County, CA Public Defenders and search free public defenders records. Public defenders are attorneys hired by the court to represent individuals who cannot afford legal representation.
Contra Costa County Public Defenders Office 800 Ferry St Martinez CA 94553 925-335-8000
Contra Costa County Public Defenders Office 3811 Bissell Ave Richmond CA 94805 510-412-4900
The Contra Costa County Public Defender's Office keep records on cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents in Contra Costa County, CA. Some of these Contra Costa County public records are available upon request.Records available from the Contra Costa County Public Defender's Office
Public Defenders in Contra Costa County maintain files on every individual they are assigned to represent. This includes Contra Costa County case files, investigation reports, indigence determination records, and more. Some of these Contra Costa County public records can be requested from Public Defenders.Confidential Records in Contra Costa County
Some Contra Costa County Public Defender records, including case files, contain information that falls under attorney-client privilege. These records may not be available to the Contra Costa County public. The rules vary by location, but in most places you cannot obtain case files and other records that are privileged according to California State law. If you request a record that contains confidential information, the Contra Costa County Public Defender's office may be willing to provide a redacted copy.
Clients of the Contra Costa County Public Defender's Office always have a right to receive copies of their own case files. These are not considered Contra Costa County public records requests because the case file is the property of the client.Contra Costa County Financial Records
Public Defenders also maintain financial records that document payments made by the Contra Costa County, California Government for retaining the services of a Public Defender. These financial records are open to the Contra Costa 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 Contra Costa County. These requests can be made directly to the Contra Costa County Public Defender. In some cases, the Public Defender's office may provide online request forms.Contact the Contra Costa County Public Defender
You can request records from the Public Defender's Office in several ways including contacting the Contra Costa County Office's Records Department and making requests through the Public Defender's website. You may also contact the Contra Costa County Public Defender directly by email or telephone.