See Phoenix, AZ Public Defenders and search free public defenders records. Public defenders are attorneys hired by the court to represent individuals who cannot afford legal representation.
Maricopa County Public Defenders Office Ste 4015, 620 W Jackson St Phoenix AZ 85003 602-506-7711
The Phoenix Public Defender's Office keep records on cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents in Phoenix, AZ. Some of these Phoenix public records are available upon request.Records available from the Phoenix Public Defender's Office
Public Defenders in Phoenix maintain files on every individual they are assigned to represent. This includes Maricopa County case files, investigation reports, indigence determination records, and more. Some of these Maricopa County public records can be requested from Public Defenders.Confidential Records in Phoenix
Some Phoenix Public Defender records, including case files, contain information that falls under attorney-client privilege. These records may not be available to the Phoenix public. The rules vary by location, but in most places you cannot obtain case files and other records that are privileged according to Arizona State law. If you request a record that contains confidential information, the Phoenix Public Defender's office may be willing to provide a redacted copy.
Clients of the Phoenix Public Defender's Office always have a right to receive copies of their own case files. These are not considered Phoenix public records requests because the case file is the property of the client.Phoenix Financial Records
Public Defenders also maintain financial records that document payments made by the Phoenix, Arizona Government for retaining the services of a Public Defender. These financial records are open to the Phoenix 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 Phoenix. These requests can be made directly to the Phoenix Public Defender. In some cases, the Public Defender's office may provide online request forms.Contact the Phoenix Public Defender
You can request records from the Public Defender's Office in several ways including contacting the Phoenix Office's Records Department and making requests through the Public Defender's website. You may also contact the Phoenix Public Defender directly by email or telephone.