Dallas County Public Defender Records Search

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

List of Dallas County Public Defenders

Dallas Public Defenders Office 2600 Lone Star Dr Dallas TX 75212 214-698-4400

Find Dallas County Public Defender Records

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

Records available from the Dallas County Public Defender's Office

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

Confidential Records in Dallas County

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

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

Dallas County Financial Records

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

Contact the Dallas County Public Defender

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