Hillsborough County Public Defender Records Search

See Hillsborough County, FL 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 Hillsborough County Public Defenders

Hillsborough County Public Defenders Office 700 East Twiggs Street Tampa FL 33602 813-272-5980

Plant City Public Defenders Office 302 North Michigan Avenue Plant FL 33563 813-757-3866

Find Hillsborough County Public Defender Records

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

Records available from the Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office

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

Confidential Records in Hillsborough County

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

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

Hillsborough County Financial Records

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

Contact the Hillsborough County Public Defender

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