This is just a small example of the kind of New York Court Records available to the general public. While specific court records might have some of the most personal information blacked out so you cannot read it, the basics are there. if someone is arrested or taken to jail for a trial, the information is there. If someone spends time in jail, it?s there and it details what they?ve done to go to jail. If you?re not sure why you want this information, that?s normal. Many employers use this information to screen job applicants, agencies use it to screen people who go into the homes of others to clean, work, or even babysit. You might just want to know this information for personal reasons.
The easy part is finding the court records when they?re available. The courthouse at the state level does provide this information, but it?s not easy to access it this way. It requires a written letter detailing all you want, it will cost you, and you?ll need to provide very specific personal information about yourself. Looking up this information on the local level is much easier when you don?t live near the state courthouse.
You need only go onto the internet to perform a search of your own. All court records are recorded only in the county in which the court case took place. This means you?ll need to know this information or you?ll need the time to search multiple county websites. It?s free of charge and doesn?t take long, so you might choose to do that. You?ll visit the website of the New York county clerk?s office. There is an option to view court and public records on the main page. Click on it, follow the prompts, and enter the information requested. You can view any court records for any person this way, but you cannot obtain certified copies of any of this information this way.
If you want or need certified or official copies of court records, you?ll need to make a request online, in person, or over the phone. You?ll pay a fee, and you?ll need proof you are the person listed on the record, a parent or a child or the legal counsel of that person listed.