See Kern 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.
Kern County Public Defenders Office 325 Central Valley Highway Shafter CA 93263 661-746-7542
Kern County Public Defenders Office 1315 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield CA 93301 661-868-4799
Kern County Public Defenders Office 1122 Jefferson St Delano CA 93215 661-720-5813
Kern County Public Defenders Office 12022 Main St Lamont CA 93241 661-868-5731
The Kern County Public Defender's Office keep records on cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents in Kern County, CA. Some of these Kern County public records are available upon request.Records available from the Kern County Public Defender's Office
Public Defenders in Kern County maintain files on every individual they are assigned to represent. This includes Kern County case files, investigation reports, indigence determination records, and more. Some of these Kern County public records can be requested from Public Defenders.Confidential Records in Kern County
Some Kern County Public Defender records, including case files, contain information that falls under attorney-client privilege. These records may not be available to the Kern 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 Kern County Public Defender's office may be willing to provide a redacted copy.
Clients of the Kern County Public Defender's Office always have a right to receive copies of their own case files. These are not considered Kern County public records requests because the case file is the property of the client.Kern County Financial Records
Public Defenders also maintain financial records that document payments made by the Kern County, California Government for retaining the services of a Public Defender. These financial records are open to the Kern 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 Kern County. These requests can be made directly to the Kern County Public Defender. In some cases, the Public Defender's office may provide online request forms.Contact the Kern County Public Defender
You can request records from the Public Defender's Office in several ways including contacting the Kern County Office's Records Department and making requests through the Public Defender's website. You may also contact the Kern County Public Defender directly by email or telephone.