See Gastonia 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.
Gastonia Public Defenders Office 325 South Marietta Street Gastonia NC 28052 704-852-3220
The Gastonia Public Defender's Office keep records on cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents in Gastonia, NC. Some of these Gastonia public records are available upon request.Records available from the Gastonia Public Defender's Office
Public Defenders in Gastonia maintain files on every individual they are assigned to represent. This includes case files, investigation reports, indigence determination records, and more. Some of these public records can be requested from Public Defenders.Confidential Records in Gastonia
Some Gastonia Public Defender records, including case files, contain information that falls under attorney-client privilege. These records may not be available to the Gastonia 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 Gastonia Public Defender's office may be willing to provide a redacted copy.
Clients of the Gastonia Public Defender's Office always have a right to receive copies of their own case files. These are not considered Gastonia public records requests because the case file is the property of the client.Gastonia Financial Records
Public Defenders also maintain financial records that document payments made by the Gastonia, North Carolina Government for retaining the services of a Public Defender. These financial records are open to the Gastonia 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 Gastonia. These requests can be made directly to the Gastonia Public Defender. In some cases, the Public Defender's office may provide online request forms.Contact the Gastonia Public Defender
You can request records from the Public Defender's Office in several ways including contacting the Gastonia Office's Records Department and making requests through the Public Defender's website. You may also contact the Gastonia Public Defender directly by email or telephone.