How to Search Court Records Effectively

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Given that the general public has direct access to court records, you can search them directly. You can easily find the most recent ones from at least ten years back on the web and check older ones at courthouses. Here you will find information and advice to help you get the information that you need quickly and without any kind of confusion.
The Case Number Is Key
The case number is the primary search factor that you need to use because it will give you direct access to the file containing documents, exhibits and other information. If you have it, you are good to go. If you don’t, you can still conduct an effective search.
To search the court records without a case number at hand, you will need to use the name of one of the parties involved. It is best if this is the name of one of the sides in the case rather than the name of their lawyer or law firm. This will give you the best chances of narrowing down the search and finding the case number that you need. Another way to get hold of the case number is to search the database by the district attorney number of the case, which is different compared to the court number.
Depending on the search tool of the database, you may be able to add more details to your search when you don’t have a case number at hand. That is why you should have all information which is available to you at hand. Make sure that you enter the data accurately. You should check twice before hitting the search butting just to be on the safe side.
Getting More Details
You can expect the online database to contain the case type, title, number and location, the date when the case was filed and the names of the parties involved in it. The case number is practically the key for viewing all files. If they are not available online, you will be able to access them at the case’s location. This is the courthouse or another type of court facility where the court records which you are interested in is kept. You will have to visit the place in person to obtain the information or request copies of the documents via mail.
Last, but not least, you can hire a specialized service to search the court records for you. If you go for this option, you must ensure that the service is authorized to run such checks and find out how quickly you will get the information and how much this will cost you.

 

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