Santa Barbara County Public Defender Records Search

See Santa Barbara 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.

List of Santa Barbara County Public Defenders

Santa Barbara County Public Defenders Office 312 East Cook Street Santa Maria CA 93454 805-346-7500

Santa Barbara Public Defenders Office Stop 2, 1100 Anacapa St Santa Barbara CA 93101 805-568-3470

Santa Barbara Public Defenders Office 115 Civic Center Plz Lompoc CA 93436 805-737-7770

Find Santa Barbara County Public Defender Records

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

Records available from the Santa Barbara County Public Defender's Office

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

Confidential Records in Santa Barbara County

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

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

Santa Barbara County Financial Records

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

Contact the Santa Barbara County Public Defender

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