See Travis County, TX Public Defenders and search free public defenders records. Public defenders are attorneys hired by the court to represent individuals who cannot afford legal representation.
Travis County Public Defenders Office 2201 Post Road Austin TX 78704 512-854-4128
The Travis County Public Defender's Office keep records on cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents in Travis County, TX. Some of these Travis County public records are available upon request.Records available from the Travis County Public Defender's Office
Public Defenders in Travis County maintain files on every individual they are assigned to represent. This includes Travis County case files, investigation reports, indigence determination records, and more. Some of these Travis County public records can be requested from Public Defenders.Confidential Records in Travis County
Some Travis County Public Defender records, including case files, contain information that falls under attorney-client privilege. These records may not be available to the Travis County public. The rules vary by location, but in most places you cannot obtain case files and other records that are privileged according to Texas State law. If you request a record that contains confidential information, the Travis County Public Defender's office may be willing to provide a redacted copy.
Clients of the Travis County Public Defender's Office always have a right to receive copies of their own case files. These are not considered Travis County public records requests because the case file is the property of the client.Travis County Financial Records
Public Defenders also maintain financial records that document payments made by the Travis County, Texas Government for retaining the services of a Public Defender. These financial records are open to the Travis 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 Travis County. These requests can be made directly to the Travis County Public Defender. In some cases, the Public Defender's office may provide online request forms.Contact the Travis County Public Defender
You can request records from the Public Defender's Office in several ways including contacting the Travis County Office's Records Department and making requests through the Public Defender's website. You may also contact the Travis County Public Defender directly by email or telephone.