Old Court Records can be located by using a Department of Justice Record Request. The reason why this is needed is because Courts will destroy their old cases and they will have no access to them. The court will put it on you to find your own records before they can expunge them.
Whether the court issued a warrant for you will be determining factor. In Orange County judges will issue warrants for all felonies and misdeameanors. It is very rare for them to issue the in infractions for failture to appear.
Yes. A lot of things can happen. Defense witnesses can disappear and memories fade. You can use these to your advantage for the purpose of defending your case the courts may also take in consideration how much of a different life lived, especially if these are drug cases that involve in drug habit and addiction, you’ll get kudos for it.
Other things that can happen when your case gest old are witness issues. Some witness issues include people forgetting or officers retiring. If this happens, it will make a world of difference.
Yes using this method for Old Court Records is prefered. . It’s probably better because you will not have to show up to t courthouse.
How to find old court records online
Time needed: 1 day.
There are times when the courts can’t find their own Old Court Records . If this is the problem then it will be your job. Thankfully, the department of justice provides this service. Below are instructions on how to find old court records online.
- Download Record Request from Department of Justice
You can get the from at this link.
- Fill out Form
Be sure you fill everything out completely. It will get bounced back.
- Do Live Scan at police station or UPS
This process is quick but the service will cost you around 25-30 dollars.
- Wait and Watch the Mail
It typically takes 3-5 Weeks for results to come back.