Imperial County Public Defender Records Search

See Imperial 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.


Imperial County Public Defenders Office 895 Broadway Street El Centro CA 92243 760-482-4510


Find Imperial County Public Defender Records

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

Records available from the Imperial County Public Defender's Office

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

Confidential Records in Imperial County

Some Imperial County Public Defender records, including case files, contain information that falls under attorney-client privilege. These records may not be available to the Imperial 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 Imperial County Public Defender's office may be willing to provide a redacted copy.

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

Imperial County Financial Records

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

Contact the Imperial County Public Defender

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