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TLDR: Install RECAP, use PACER. Beware of costs, which run up quickly. FULL ANSWER PACER is the place to get these documents, but PACER is not free, and the sign up is pretty horrible. If you do sign up, the costs work roughly like this: 10 cents per page for things like PDFs, capped at $3 per document. Search results cost 10 cents per "page" retrieved, ...


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They would be available on the PACER system. http://pacer.login.uscourts.gov/ You have to sign up to get an account.


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If you are worried that some secret will become public, you should find and meet with an attorney, not a financial adviser or other nonlawyer. Your attorney is able to shield your secret information from disclosure in ways other professionals cannot. Raise any credit score issues you're concerned about. In general, the public has a right to access judicial ...


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Your question (when read with your follow-up comments) is somewhat complex, so I am going to make a few assumptions and break it down into several sub parts. Assumptions The conviction occurred in a state where the expungement statute allows you to tell employers that you were never arrested and convicted. When you say “public records websites” you’re ...


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My understanding is that "the record" only refers to the official record of the proceeding, e.g. the transcripts that would be kept on file and used as the basis for formal decisions. Such records are usually prepared after the fact by a court reporter based on their shorthand notes or audio recordings, so this indicates that the reporter should ...


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Short answer: Maybe. Long answer: The answer here varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Normally, the process goes like this: The application for the warrant is usually made under seal or otherwise in secret to prevent the target from trying to hide evidence. So before it's been executed, you can pretty much forget about accessing it. After the warrant ...


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No, expungement does not give you rights to have the internet purged of your conviction. Public records sites might be interested in updating their records to reflect the expungement, but any media that reported on the incident will probably decline to remove or modify their records. Internet caches will continue to show whatever was available online in ...


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The Different Senses Of The Word "Record" As Used In Court Cases The "record" in the sense used in the phrase "strike from the record" is the sum total of testimony, exhibits and court documents that are properly considered in support of legal arguments on the merits by an appellate court. The actual record on appeal consists of ...


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I'm not sure if you are asking for each of the countries listed, but I am assuming that they are there merely for example. In the US, the are a variety of different rules for its different court systems. As a rule, each State can make its own rules for its court system, and the overarching Federal system has its own rules as well, although they run off of ...


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There are a variety of reasons a judge might be disqualified. It could be that the judge was previous an attorney who represented someone (defendant, victim, key witness) involved in the case, it could be that the judge was a family member or former employer of the defense attorney, it could be that someone close to the judge or the judge personally was a ...


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I haven't used the extension, but here are the concerns I would have: Does RECAP detect and handle documents filed under seal? Under some circumstances, IIRC, Pacer gives certain attorneys access to documents sealed from the general public. If you access these sealed documents through PACER and thereby submit them to the RECAP public repository, you have ...


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One answer is that you should say "yes", because it is a federal felony (5 years prison term) to say "no", because it is untrue, and you know it is untrue. This assumes that the question simply asks "Have you ever been convicted or arrested; please explain", with no qualifiers like "as an adult". If you are absolutely positive that the record was sealed, an ...


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Verbatim, despite sounding like verbal, only means that it is an exact account of what was said during the proceedings. Thus appending electronic to it means that this exact record is available in some electronic form, like as a Word or PDF document - however they store it electronically. So it is simply stating you can get the verbatim record in either ...


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From what I understand, courts occasionally use "sound" recordings in place of stenographer records. The original recording is not made available to the public but transcripts are. When, where, and why is this done? In Colorado this is done in all limited jurisdiction court proceedings (i.e. the courts where misdemeanors and smaller money claims and ...


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Which Supreme Court justices, present or historical, have ruled the most against intellectual property rights? In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has narrowed the scope of intellectual property rights, overturned more expansive rulings of the Federal Circuit, and overridden Patent and Trademark Office policies consistently. All but two the 26 U.S. ...


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What legal penalty might apply in a situation where documents were lost by accident before settling or closing an estate? Would there be civil or criminal penalties if, some but not all, documents (like bank statements or property assessments) were accidentally lost? There isn't enough context in this question to know. An executor is a fiduciary who ...


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I run CourtListener.com and RECAP and I hear this question from time to time. It depends a little on what kinds of data you're after. Some folks need court data in real time as it's published by the courts, other folks just want to follow particular cases, etc. I think your options are A commercial provider. Maybe Lexis or Bloomberg? I admit I don't know ...


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Short answer: No. If a court destroys the criminal file due to age, the defendant's criminal record lives on in law enforcement databases, be it local, state, or federal. In San Diego, the Superior Court records are open to inspection. Court case files are public records and subject to public inspection. California Rules of Court, rule 2.400(a) states that ...


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Not necessarily, if there is such a record such as the online listing you described, then I'd imagine a court would consider that as a record of the case. However I doubt a court would accept that a record could be expunged in this case. They would consider the nature of the offence, whether it was a first time offence, and a whole host of other issues and ...


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I'll just add, I'm the director of Free Law Project, and we host a TON of audio files over on CourtListener.com (including SCOTUS ones). They're searchable here: https://www.courtlistener.com/audio/ We also make podcasts if that's your speed: https://www.courtlistener.com/podcasts/


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There are three categories of document in a court file (which is likely to be electronic these days); public, private, and other. In England and Wales this is covered in rule 5.4 of the CPR which says that a statement of case (Claim Form, Defence, etc.) or an order or judgement made in open court can be obtained by anyone on payment of the relevant fee (...


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united-states In the United States Bob would have a protected right, under the US Federal First Amendment, to discuss his case publicly, give his side of the matter, and speculate on things he does not know for certain. The court can order that particular documents be kept confidential or "under seal". But unless it makes a specific order to this effect, ...


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Members of the public can apply to the court for access to case documents: (2) A non-party may, if the court gives permission, obtain from the records of the court a copy of any other document filed by a party, or communication between the court and a party or another person. (Rule 5.4C(2) of the civil procedure rules).


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As Greendrake says you can ask the court for material. You may also search BAILII for High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court judgments. They mention the arguments and evidence heard by the court. For that particular example, I searched the England & Wales section for Castleton Post Office. That resulted in links to the specific case as well as ...


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You can use a browser add-on to download the audio instead of playing it. I tried Audio Downloader Prime in Firefox but I am sure there are many others that would work. With it installed, you can click the relevant link on the Oyez page under "Media" (e.g. "Oral Argument"), and along with the usual player, you'll see a notification from the add-on in your ...


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You don't say which jurisdiction interests you, so I will explain what I know about - the English High Court, up to a few years ago (changes are afooot, but probably nothing that will have an effect at this level of generality). A tape/digital recording is made of all proceedings unless the judge directs otherwise (he may, for example, direct that a witness'...


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Are court proceedings ever filmed or otherwise visually recorded? is this type of record ever made available, and if so, when? In the U.S. it varies by court. Even in a same jurisdiction, some counties videotape the hearings and others do not. I used to order a copy of video of my hearings ($20 per case per day) in the county trial court in Michigan. ...


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is it possible to find public court records of cases they have handled? If so, how? It depends how far each court has gotten in its implementation of information systems for public use. For instance, various trial courthouses in Michigan have a webpage where cases can be searched by attorney's name or bar number. The equivalent in Michigan appellate and ...


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Search warrants are ordinarily sealed until they are executed and served, and sometimes longer if the contents of the warrant could prejudice a potential juror or could tip off someone subject to a related search warrant. Once a search warrant ceases to be under seal, it should be on file with the clerk of the court that issued them. This means that some ...


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In Germany, this is regulated by the individual states (Länder), since the court system is (mostly) organized by the Länder. However, there are some common regulations, for example the Bestimmungen über die Aufbewahrungsfristen für das Schriftgut der ordentlichen Gerichtsbarkeit, der Staatsanwaltschaften und der Justizvollzugsbehörden (Regulations on the ...


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