Shelby County Public Defender Records Search

See Shelby County AL Public Defenders and search free public defenders records. Public defenders are attorneys hired by the court to represent individuals who cannot afford legal representation.


Pelham Public Defenders Office 105 Canyon Park Circle Pelham AL 35124 205-664-0009


Shelby County Public Defenders Office 112 North Main Street Columbiana AL 35051 205-669-3806

Find Shelby County Public Defender Records

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

Records available from the Shelby County Public Defender's Office

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

Confidential Records in Shelby County

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

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

Shelby County Financial Records

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

Contact the Shelby County Public Defender

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