criminal court records

Criminal Court Records Online

Very few criminal court records are available online, and even indexes to criminal cases are rarely available online.

An example of one criminal index that is online is Sacramento County Superior Court.

This index is searchable by name of defendant and goes back to 1989. It lists the criminal case number, date of filing, the penal code notations for charges filed against the defendant, a history of hearings in the case, and any aka's the defendant has. The actual records in the case are not online, however.

Some courts put their calendars or dockets of pending criminal cases online.

You'll have to check the website for each court to see what's been made publicly available.

In most cases, you'll probably have to go to the courthouse to check the index and view the court files.