There are three methods look up court cases. Which method you will end up using will depend on the court that you want the information from and the services they offer.
Some courthouses provide their records online. There are basically two types of online court portals... free or for a fee:
So you're not one of the lucky ones and you can't obtain the information online without paying a fee? Well, it's time for a trip to the good ole courthouse. These days most courthouses have public access to court records portals that will give you all the info you will need. Here's some of the stuff you will need to know:
Now if you are really, really unlucky and your court doesn't offer any online website or computer access at the court then you are gonna have to pull them the old fashioned way. By hand, looking at paper files. This is more common with the smaller courts. Bring lunch with you. It's gonna take you a while.
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