Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 8 years ago

Can any body call their courthouse and get info about anything or do you have to go in person?

3 Answers

  • Rance
    Lv 6
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    depends on the information

    and you have to exclude dead 'bodies'

  • 8 years ago

    Anybody can call the courthouse and get some information about some things - but not everything. Court clerks usually want to be helpful, but they are not allowed to give legal advice over the phone - or in person, for that matter. They can give you some information about a case, but they can't tell you how to proceed.

    If you want to see court records, the court clerk can tell you over the phone what types of records ara available, but they won't read them to you. Some types of records, usually domestic violence or juvenile, are not available to the public even if you go in person. In most courts, the clerk can tell you what is on the court calendar, but some will tell you to come in and look at the posted calendar, or look it up online. It depends on local courthouse procedures, how busy they are, and how much technology they use.

    Many courts have court records, court calendars, and self-help legal information online. Since I don't know where you are, I don't how much you can find out on the phone or online. But you can use the source below to look up the phone number and address of any US trial court, get a link to their website so you can see what information is there, and follow a link to the court's "Online Resources". In most areas, you will be able to get what you need online or on the phone, and not have to go in person.

  • 8 years ago

    Depends on the information and depends on the court.

    In some counties, case information and documents are available online.

    Call the clerk of the court to find out your options for reviewing the information you seek.

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