• Question: Had a misdemeanor petty theft in 1989 (?) San Bernardino Co. Potential employer wants proof of expungement. Where to begin?
    By Murtock
    Jan 30, 2019
  • Question: I have made several attempts to locate a case number for my divorce in 1992 with no results. Where are the records?
    By Kim
    May 17, 2018
    Reply:

    Where was the case filed? Court records can be searched under parties' names.

    By david
    May 17, 2018

  • Question: Where do I get an older toxicology report?
    By June
    May 09, 2018
  • Question: How do I get a copy of my divorce finalization?
    By Tammy
    Apr 25, 2018
    Reply:

    Divorce decrees are requested from the superior court in the county where the divorce was filed. The certificate of record for divorces between 1962 and June 1984 from the California department of public health does not say whether the divorce was ever finalized in court or not. The CDPH gives you links to both superior county courts and county recorders offices.

    By abc123
    Apr 25, 2018

  • Question: How can I find out an upcoming court date?
    By Adria
    Jan 11, 2018
    Reply:

    Check the calendar for that specific court. They're free and open online to the public.

    By abc123
    Jan 11, 2018

  • Question: Where online do I go to see my mugshots, arrest records and if I have a warrant for completely free from the year 2008 or 2009 in California?
    By Marleen
    Sep 06, 2016
    Reply:

    You will have to dig it up, you can start with looking up local periodicals such as news publications, arrest logs and inmate lists provided by law enforcement. Arrest records are provided by the law enforcement agency which created the report. You can check the department's site for warrants. Larger departments tend to have better online resources.

    By abc123
    Oct 31, 2017

  • Question: How to get copy of death certificate, arrest records free?
    By Karen
    Sep 25, 2017
    Reply:

    If you want free public records, you'll have to dig them up where ever you can find them. Arrest records, for example, can be found in criminal case files, which means a trip to the court house. Same cases can be found online, but there are access charges. The information about arrests or deaths can be found published throughout the net by looking up death notices, jail inmate logs and more. However, for certificates and official reports, there are going to be charges from the department or agency that's providing them. There are exceptions, some police departments will waive the fee for a police report if the requester is in the report.

    By adam12
    Sep 25, 2017

  • Question: Could I find out if my boyfriend really went to jail or if he is lying about it?
    By Kellie
    Jun 17, 2016
    Reply:

    You can check court records for convictions at the county court house. Also, police reports are public records, although they tend to be more difficult to obtain than court records.

    By turner
    Sep 18, 2017

  • Question: DIVORCE RECORDS FROM 1989-1991?
    By anonymous
    Jul 14, 2017
    Reply:

    In California, divorce records are available from the superior court in the county where the divorce was filed. The California department of public health issues "Certificate of Record" for divorces from 1962 to 6/1984. A certificate of record is not considered a certified copy and does not include information such as whether the divorce was ever finalized. The certificate of record will show the name of the parties, where the divorce was filed and its case number.

    By abc123
    Jul 14, 2017

  • Question: Would like to check out my court records for tax lines and creditor debts to fix my TRW.
    By Richard
    Jun 07, 2017
    Reply:

    You can begin your search by checking the case finder above that's open to the public. You can choose the case type, bankruptcy, civil, criminal or all case type. You can search private companies involved with lawsuits by looking up keywords associated with its name(s).

    By adam12
    Jul 14, 2017

  • Question: How to find out brothers parole probation status?
    By Robert
    Jul 13, 2017
    Reply:

    You can check the board of parole hearings proceeding schedules online from July to December. Use the key terms: Parole Hearing Schedule, California Department of Corrections. That should land you on the page where you will see a link to the year listing the schedule. On the same page, the menu to the right will have a set of links, one of them being "Proceedings", when you click on that, it will drop down to a hyperlink where you can see about requesting parole suitability hearing transcripts. According to this web page, the Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) will provide free electronic transcripts upon request. If the transcripts are prior to 2001, they can be requested from micro film, but comes with a per page charge, which is relatively low.

    By AdamWest
    Jul 14, 2017

  • Question: How can I find out if someone filed a report on me?
    By Plp
    Apr 19, 2017
  • Question: How do I notify the bankruptcy court of false information that was reported to the chapter 13 bankruptcy central district of California?
    By Theresa
    Mar 24, 2017
  • Question: How can I get a copy of my accident report and if I disagree with some of the statements how do I deal with that?
    By Vicki
    Feb 08, 2017
  • Question: Requesting Police Dash or Body Camera!
    By steven
    Jan 19, 2017
    Reply:

    How and where to request police dash cams or body camera footage is a relatively new question as these are being increasingly utilized by more departments across the United States. The answer to many of questions surrounding recorded video by police is straight forward and not surprising as it is similar to so many other request from law enforcement departments. Police and sheriffs are under state open records laws, not the freedom of information act which is for requesting federal records. Open records laws and procedures can vary from one state or department to another. In addition, you have the individual departments records division to deal with. It is not uncommon for law enforcement departments to deny access to public records for various reasons. Reasons can be that the case is under investigation, or that it must be requested as part of discovery.

    By abc123
    Jan 19, 2017

  • Question: I want to check if someone is in custody
    By Kenia
    Dec 28, 2016
    Reply:

    You can go directly to the area's police department or sheriffs, depending on the department's online services, their website can show recent arrests. Cities such as LA, OC and others put their arrest logs online for the public to check. Newspapers/online publications also show recent arrests. You'll need to know which city to save you a lot of time.

    By aa
    Jan 09, 2017

  • Question: Hi I'm wondering if I have an arrest warrant or 2?
    By Kara
    Nov 17, 2016
  • Question: How can I get a copy of court minutes of car accident in 2000?
    By Lizz
    Nov 05, 2016
    Reply:

    You can reach the court for transcripts, without knowing specifically which county, it's hard to tell exactly what is required. There are other similar questions which have been answered and can give you a good idea of how and where they are requested.

    By adamwest
    Nov 16, 2016

  • Question: How do I obtain a full copy of my criminal history?
    By alice
    Oct 27, 2016
    Reply:

    There are many different services and methods used to conduct a criminal history search. You have more access to your own records rather than others in the general public since privacy of personal information is not a concern. You can request your own arrest records directly from the police department. When you conduct your own search, the records can be a supplement to a background check used by the public. You can request a California Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint criminal history check. Even this search requires a consent form to be submitted when requesting the search. Take a look at their coverage, it's comprehensive in regard to criminal records compared to many private services. If you believe there may be criminal records, you can check court records on your own, where and how depends on which court/county as courts are the original source of records found in a typical background check. The link above (California Criminal Records) will take you to the state and FBI criminal history checks.

    By abc123
    Oct 27, 2016

  • Question: Where to start when report gross judicial misconduct?
    By Mike
    Oct 21, 2016
  • Question: Can I see if I currently have an arrest warrant?
    By anonymous
    Aug 19, 2016
    Reply:

    Which county/city is the warrant from? Law enforcement departments will sometimes have their warrants posted online, such as LA, San Diego and others.

    By aa
    Sep 27, 2016

  • Question: Does my friend have a warrant for missing her court date?
    By Hollywood
    Sep 01, 2016
  • Question: Are autopsy reports public record? If so how do I obtain one
    By anonymous
    Jul 14, 2016
    Reply:

    Yes, autopsy reports are public according to the medical examiner in Santa Clara under Callifornia state open records laws. This includes laboratory/toxicology reports. Where to request them depends on the county you’re requesting them from. Let’s take Santa Clara county, the first one that came up on my serps, it takes up to 3 to 6 months for completion, thereafter, you can submit your request for the report. There's number to call and check whether the report is completed or restricted (see The California Public Records Act (PRA), Government Code Sections 6250 to 6270). The cost for SC county is less than six dollars and takes about 2 weeks. Videos and photos taken by the coroner of the deceased body are not public and need a court order to obtain them.

    By aa
    Jul 14, 2016

  • Question: How can I get a copy of my discovery?
    By tomas
    Jul 07, 2016
    Reply:

    There are circumstances where discovery can either be obtained by the public and other circumstances where they are not. Was the discovery introduced into evidence or filed in court? Or, was the discovery used as evidence, such as photos/images of a traffic violation by the police? Court hearings on discovery are presumed open to the public, however, discovery (that's not presented in court) such as document productions, interrogatories and depositions are not. You can check California law more, and specifically about discovery, there are other factors to consider before seeing whether it's open to the public.

    By adm
    Jul 07, 2016

    Reply:

    The rules are different for civil versus criminal, you will need to check how it applies to either separately.

    By adm
    Jul 08, 2016

  • Question: How can I find out when my court date is?
    By Irene
    Jul 01, 2016
    Reply:

    Court calendars are publicly open online. You can use the link http://www.courts.ca.gov/ from there select superior court and the county. Once you're on the county court's page, you will see a portal to civil or criminal calendars, sometime as a link as in the county of San Bernardino or drop down menu as in the case of San Diego county. You can also view some details about the case and parties.

    By adm
    Jul 04, 2016

  • Question: How to find out what county and court house a 20 + yr old murder case was in?
    By Shannon
    Jun 02, 2016
    Reply:

    Depends on how much you know about the case already, names of defendants, victims, and other factors. Even the name of the attorney can help as you can see where they practice online. That will tell you where/which court to look into.

    By a1
    Jun 13, 2016

  • Question: Can I view the arrest report from the night I went to jail?
    By Mario
    May 25, 2016
    Reply:

    Go to their site and it will tell you how to request them. Defense attorneys usually order a copy also and can provide it to their client. The lapd's site for example tells you what you need to provide the clerk to request it. There are policies which with requirements when an attorney, or another person is requesting the police report, however, if it is of your own, the privacy issue doesn't exist. The process in which to get them is not the same from all departments, depends on the county or department which made the arrest.

    By adm
    Jun 13, 2016

  • Question: How to find records on a house?
    By Ronda
    May 04, 2016
    Reply:

    Depends on the type of records, simply a deed or ownership information the county recorders offices can give you copies. Another is scouring past sales which are lingering on the net. They will also list ownership and more. For LA, it is on Norwalk, you can walk in and request them or do it online for property records since 1850, their site says "Any member of the public can search and request real estate records". It may be worth the money, certified copies are six dollars and plain copies are five.

    By abc123
    May 10, 2016

  • Question: I'm trying to find out where my boyfriend is in jail at so I can get in touch with him cuz I have all of his belongings
    By carmen
    Apr 28, 2016
    Reply:

    If you don't have the inmate number or location, you can do a name search on California's department of corrections website. These are generally post conviction. It will show the current locations, some even in other states such as Arizona show up. There's a direct link to the facility next to inmate's names. You can then navigate through the facility's site for contact information. For recent arrests or prior to conviction, arrest logs are published here or by location in various county sheriffs or police sites.

    By aa
    May 03, 2016

  • Question: How can I find out what I've been charged with I have my booking number?
    By alicia
    Apr 04, 2016
    Reply:

    Where are the charges filed?

    By admn1
    Apr 05, 2016

    Reply:

    Check with county logs, from LA, OC, San Diego to Sacramento. all you need to do is go directly to the police's website, then look for booking, jail, inmate or any other similar term link, then to where you can look up recent bookings

    By tomas
    Apr 19, 2016

    Reply:

    Have you done a court search at the county's criminal division? They're filed with the criminal court, isn't that where the defendant needs to go to respond to the charges?

    By stevent
    Apr 19, 2016

  • Question: Is it possible to get an address for someone if you have their CA drivers Licence number and their name?
    By julian
    Apr 15, 2016
  • Question: How do I find my school records if I didn't graduate high school?
    By candice
    Feb 25, 2016
    Reply:

    I went back to my old school after a long time trying to get the diploma at an adult school and they still had my records, even though I didn't graduate and several years had passed.

    By alexiss
    Mar 14, 2016

  • Question: Looking for case number on traffic ticket
    By Jennifer
    Mar 09, 2016
    Reply:

    There are traffic citations issued by state highway patrol (CHP), county sheriffs and city police. In some counties, you can look up information online. It's whether that particular agency makes it accessible online or not. Within county webpages, there are instructions for public record copy requests, which includes traffic violations. Larger counties are more likely to have better public search services.

    By tom
    Mar 14, 2016

  • Question: How do I know if I have a arrest warrant out on me?
    By dread
    Feb 12, 2016
    Reply:

    County sheriffs departments publicly list warrants on their webpages, for example San Diego, Orange county. Sometimes it has it's own page from the county government such as the one in Napa, in other cases, the superior court's website will publish warrants (ex. Kern). Generally, these are county level records.

    By aa
    Feb 19, 2016

  • Question: How do I find out if someone has changed their last name?
    By Kate
    Feb 17, 2016
    Reply:

    The California courts have a self help webpage on how to legally change a name. There's a part about filing the name change where it says "The clerk will stamp your forms with “Filed,” keep the original and return the copies to you", which means the clerk can provide copies. Also, in most cases, the "Order to Show Cause for Change of Name" form needs to be published in a newspaper. The court should have a list of the ones which publishes the legal notices. You can see more information about it on that page.

    By adm
    Feb 17, 2016

  • Question: Do all arrests and fines within the court's jurisdiction end up in the court's records, even if the person arrested/fined is not charged? Will records of an arrest at a police department or sheriff's office always show up in the court records if an in-person search is conducted at the court?
    By Wil
    Feb 05, 2016
  • Question: Where are the divorce records kept?
    By Debbie
    Jan 20, 2016
    Reply:

    The county superior court where the divorce was filed.

    By adm
    Feb 02, 2016

  • Question: When is my court date?
    By Robert
    Feb 01, 2016
    Reply:

    In which county? Most cases are in county superior courts in CA. Court calendars should be open to the public, some will make it easy and put it online.

    By a1
    Feb 02, 2016

  • Question: I am searching for an adoption date with all info needed I just want the date
    By Holly
    Jan 25, 2016
  • Question: I need to round up the information of my parents estate at their time of death. How do I get the information that I need such as value of the estate at time of death and current owners.
    By LaDawn
    Jan 24, 2016
  • Question: Can I obtain the police reports for my arrests?
    By Art
    Jan 15, 2016
    Reply:

    Have you tried to request the arrest report directly from the police department? Was there a defense attorney which may provide you (the client) a copy? Police departments have their own individual sites with a webpage explaining the process to request a police report. You can also see whether it will cost you anything since some departments don't charge the person arrested for the first copy.

    By adm
    Jan 20, 2016

  • Question: How can o find out the birthday of an inmate?
    By Mel
    Jan 12, 2016
    Reply:

    The information that you will see when searching the California department of correction is a line that shows the inmate's age, in addition to the current location, admission date and cdcr number. The age is helpful before you look for the date of birth. If the person you are searching has a common name, the age will let you sort through the ones that are off from the current age. It will be able to narrow down and tell if you're looking at the right date of birth and person. Finding records is about digging them up all over the net, even at physical locations like the courthouse. Put the inmate search, birthday search and a people finders search all together and pinpoint the date if you can.

    By al
    Jan 20, 2016

  • Question: Can I find out if a person has a criminal record in California?
    By Patrice
    Jan 20, 2016
    Reply:

    Unless you're requesting a statewide criminal records search from a paid service, you will then need to go to individual counties and look them up. For example the county courts in LA let you search criminal cases on the net. Go to the county search on top of this page and then click on the Los Angeles drop down menu. That will take you to the links list, and click on "Los Angeles County Court Records:", that will take you to a list of case searches you can do online. If you're not sure which counties to search, you can start with a people finders search that would show a list of addresses, present and past to search other areas/counties.

    By a1
    Jan 20, 2016

  • Question: I can't remember my attorney's name
    By DEWANDA
    Jan 20, 2016
    Reply:

    If you don't have the lawsuit/case filing with the name on it, you can do a court records search under your own name, depending on which county, it can be free to the public.

    By al
    Jan 20, 2016

  • Question: How can I find out if someone has a legal California drivers license
    By anonymous
    Jan 06, 2016
    Reply:

    You can contact the dmv, but there are policies such as a minimum damage amount to qualify.

    By tony
    Jan 08, 2016

  • Question: I lived on Balsam Street from 1968-1971 and it was a dead end street with Interstate 80 under construction. There was an automobile accident on this dead end street resulting in the death of 4 people. I am trying to find out about this accident and I do not know how to do this. Can you tell me how to find out about this accident. I lived in the house right by the accident but never knew what happened.
    By Lynette
    Jan 07, 2016
  • Question: How to find real estate liens?
    By rita
    Jan 04, 2016
    Reply:

    Do you know where or which county the real estate property is located? Land ownership documents are generally at county registrars office and legal filings at county courts.

    By adm
    Jan 04, 2016

  • Question: How do I find a California Divorce record if I don't know the county?
    By John
    Jan 01, 2016
    Reply:

    You can try to conduct an address history search. Should be easier if the spouse’s name also appears in that search. The last address under both names is a good place to take a look.

    By a
    Jan 04, 2016

  • Question: Where can I find DUI records?
    By s
    Dec 31, 2015
  • Question: I need to find my cousin. She was born in Salinas, CA between 1980-1985 and at age 2 she was adopted by a woman named Mary and they moved to San Jose, CA
    By LDW
    Dec 31, 2015