Check crime mapping services that are free and open to the public online. You can find links to their sites from some police department websites. Reports are by city block, but you can still search by entering an address. You should try more than solely one crime mapping site, some cover areas while others may not. There are periodicals you can also check for that date, or the following days as the report surfaces. You can find these press releases all over the net from various news entities.
If the search is expected to look up juvenile criminal records, it would be wise to look up restrictions and public records laws. Juvenile felony records of 16 or 17 year olds are made public (see Minn. Stat.§260B.163, subd. 1). There is a lot more on the law concerning public records and juveniles, depending on the different circumstances.
You can check the free search at http://www.mncourts.gov/ you will be able to pick the county and whether you prefer searching criminal cases by name of defendant, attorney or case number. The search is open to the public freely and you can search as many times as you need. You can search civil records also.
How was the lawsuit filed without going to court in the first place? Arbitrations aren't handled the same and have little court involvement. If either party is a government agency, their records should be open to the public under the freedom of information laws. If the case was dismissed either with prejudice” or “without prejudice" you can search court records and the attorney's names are on the caption of the case.
Lawsuits are filed in court, sometimes they go to trial and other times they don't. Either way, the lawsuit in filed with the courts (which also means filed with the clerk of that court) and can be found looking up cases, and depending on where, they can be found online.
The link above "Minnesota Court Records:" will take you to the Minnesota's public access to court records. Click on the Access Case Records tab, then on "Required Acknowledgement for MPA Remote" acknowledgement button, thereafter you can select Civil, Family & Probate Case Records or all records. It's a free search you can conduct with a case number, attorney or party name.
You can view (Inmate In-Custody Lists) arrests by county.
You will need to go to different sources. Begin with the Minnesota Free Court Records Search above. that search can check bankruptcy information. After that, check the state's judiciary http://www.mncourts.gov/ follow the case access tab and you will eventually get to the final search page for Criminal/Traffic/Petty Case Records, Civil, Family & Probate Case, Records, Judgments Search and Court Calendars. None of these searches cost anything and anyone is free to use them.
This link http://www.mncourts.gov/ will take you to the state's judicial branch's home webpage. You will then see a tab "Access Case Records", the page which comes after that will give you several options, one of them simply being the disclaimer. That link will take you to several searches, civil, criminal, family, traffic, judgments and court calendars, they're all free and worth checking.
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