criminal court records
While access to court records is free, there are no limits on what courts can charge for making copies of the records. State laws like the California Public Records Act that regulate copying charges by public agencies do not apply to the courts.
So be prepared to pay 50 cents, 75 cents, $1 or even more per page.
Some courts have self-service photocopy machines. So be sure to bring lots of change when you go to a court to look at records.
And don't ever remove files from the clerk's office.