Sarasota County Public Defender Records Search

See Sarasota County, FL 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 Sarasota County Public Defenders

Sarasota County Public Defenders Office 2071 Ringling Boulevard Sarasota FL 34237 941-951-5500

Venice Public Defenders Office Rm 221, 4000 Tamiami Trl S Venice FL 34293 941-861-3540

Find Sarasota County Public Defender Records

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

Records available from the Sarasota County Public Defender's Office

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

Confidential Records in Sarasota County

Some Sarasota County Public Defender records, including case files, contain information that falls under attorney-client privilege. These records may not be available to the Sarasota County public. The rules vary by location, but in most places you cannot obtain case files and other records that are privileged according to Florida State law. If you request a record that contains confidential information, the Sarasota County Public Defender's office may be willing to provide a redacted copy.

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

Sarasota County Financial Records

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

Contact the Sarasota County Public Defender

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