02 September 2010

Court Services Online Drops Criminal Fees

Court Services Online has dropped the fee charged to access its full criminal proceedings database. Fees are still charged to access the databases for civil and appeal proceedings, but even the limited information you can get without charge is enormously useful.

Criminal Proceedings: Full, free access to criminal and traffic court proceedings, including the date of the alleged offence, charges laid, appearance history and case disposition.

Civil Proceedings: Access to the list of current and historic civil proceedings, including small claims, family and divorce, probate, foreclosures and bankruptcies, enforcement and motor vehicle accident proceedings. Free search results show the names of all parties, the court registry, the file number and the date the action was commenced. Further access available for a fee.

Appeal Proceedings: Access to the list of current appeals. Free search results show the names of all parties, the file number and the date the appeal was commenced and the status of the appeal as active or closed. Further access available for a fee.

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