Santa Clara County Public Defender Records Search

See Santa Clara 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 Clara County Public Defenders

Santa Clara County Public Defenders Office 701 Miller St San Jose CA 95110 408-299-7200

Santa Clara County Public Defenders Office Ste 250, 333 W El Camino Real Sunnyvale CA 94087 408-739-1750

Santa Clara Public Defenders Office 231 Grant Ave Palo Alto CA 94306 408-918-7755

South County Public Defenders Office 12429 Monterey Hwy San Martin CA 95046 408-686-3620

Find Santa Clara County Public Defender Records

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

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

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

Confidential Records in Santa Clara County

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

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

Santa Clara County Financial Records

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

Contact the Santa Clara County Public Defender

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