There?s a legal reason for many of these records to be pulled in many areas, but some people want to search for this information personally. Perhaps you?re divorced and your ex-spouse is dating someone new and involving this person in your children?s life. It?s your motherly instinct to ensure this new person spending so much time with your kids is not a convicted criminal. You might search for this information if you knew you could find it, and it?s much easier than you might imagine.
The state level is where you?ll find the most comprehensive information. You can fill out a records request information form online and mail it to the state courthouse detailing what you?re looking for. To obtain certified copies of any of these records, you?ll need to enclose the correct fees as listed on the New Jersey state courthouse website. You must also include your personal information and a copy of your photo identification. You cannot have certified copies unless you are listed on the record, a direct and immediate family member, or legal counsel for someone on the record.
Otherwise, you can simply go to the courthouse and look up the information in an unofficial capacity. If you know where the person of interest was involved in any court cases, you can look up this information online. It?s easy to do when you visit the courthouse website in the county where any court cases occurred. There is a court records search page, and all you need is the name of the person involved in any of the court cases. Any information will appear right on your computer screen at home. It?s free of charge, and you can do it on your own time in a matter of moments. The only drawback to finding this information at the county level is being limited to only records from that one specific county.