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The main types of court & public records are marriage and divorce records, birth and death records, property records including bankruptcy, liens, and civil and criminal cases filed with the court system. Public background checks also include include civil records, criminal records, arrest records, traffic violations, DUI/DWI's, drug offenses, outstanding warrants, pending court dates, including past judgments. In searching additional information or to validate information on file with your public record you may also want to contact the local county courts clerks office in your state or county, including local small claims court, family court, traffic court or any other court to validate more specific types of information about a case or file. Each court in the U.S. exercises its own jurisdiction over specific types of cases.
Federal records are maintained by the federal courts. The records from the Supreme Court, district courts and bankruptcy courts throughout the country update information and decisions on a daily basis.
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There are many reasons to search or request court records. One is to verify your own public information or history and arrangements decided in a court case. You may also want to search for present or pending court dates, outstanding warrants or judgments against you or another person. Additionally, you may want to search an individual background history for a final divorce decree, including support & custody agreements, as well as civil or criminal history. Additional information such as bankruptcies and liens for properties, including property history and past or present titles of ownership, can also be researched.
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If you think you may have an incident on file for an offense that should no longer be present on your public record, the first step in expediting the process is to search the public record or court record for the case name, docket number, court location and date the case was heard and get as much information you can. You can obtain this information by searching your name and state with our instant search system above. It is always best to contact and seek the advise of an attorney in any legal process.
Once you do this you can take the necessary steps to get it removed from public record. This can be done by contacting your local courthouse where the record resides and then start due process to have it expunged from your file. However, you must have a previous judgment or legal reason stating why the record should be excluded. In most courts throughout the United States the only person who can expunge or seal a record is a judge. It should also be noted that the court has the right to deny your request and if your court record reflects offenses such as sexual battery, child abuse, arson, and aggravated assault or if you have a prior record.
Court records are generally open to the public unless specifically sealed by a judge. Juvenile records, however, are confidential and are available to the victim of the crime to the same extent as any regular criminal docket. Finally, court records are automatically expunged in many cases, if more than 20 days has passed since the defendant has been acquitted, or 13 months after a nolle is entered. Court records are also expunged if the offense is later decriminalized, the defendant is granted an absolute pardon, or a youthful offender has been released from supervision of the court.
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Court Records: Court records are serviced by both local and federal courts. This information is available to you to search the background of an individual or business online. The system will allow you to verify your own public information, or any person's background including arrest, criminal, court and civil filings nationwide. You can also use the search system to research your ancestors or family history as the system will search all Public records, including death, divorce, and marriage records on file dating back 20 years or more for a person.
Public Records: Public records are records that have been registered for all legal transactions and filed for local county clerks offices or courts throughout the United States. These filings can include real-estate title records, past and present ownership of property, liens, bankruptcy, property detail records, as well as individual record such as marriage, divorce and death records etc. These records are filed and maintained by the county, state, and federal agencies. Public records are protected by both accessibility and privacy laws known as The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which protects certain types of information from being made public such has bank account information, credit card information, social security numbers etc., thus mitigating the risk of identity theft and other impositions.