Sumter County Public Defender Records Search

See Sumter 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 Sumter County Public Defenders

Sumter County Public Defenders Office 414 North Lawrence Street Bushnell FL 33513 352-569-6900

Find Sumter County Public Defender Records

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

Records available from the Sumter County Public Defender's Office

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

Confidential Records in Sumter County

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

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

Sumter County Financial Records

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

Contact the Sumter County Public Defender

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