How do I get records that were 20 years ago

Asked about 1 year ago - Antioch, CA

charged with annoy molest

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  1. Michael Kevin Cernyar

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    Answered . Go to the county seat. There should be a copy in the hall of records. Good luck.

    The response above is not intended as legal advice since it’s impracticable to provide thorough, accurate advice... more
  2. Robert Laurens Driessen

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    Answered . The records if they still exist would be stored by the court. You would need to go to the courthouse and request them. You will also have to pay for them.
    Robert Driessen

    Mr. Driessen is a former Deputy DA in Orange County with over 8 years of criminal law experience. Nothing stated... more
  3. Dan Eugene Chambers

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    Answered . If you mean court records or the court file, start by contacting the clerk's office (either in person or by telephone) in the relevant county and ask them where criminal case files are archived. You will probably then need to make a personal visit to archives to look at the records on microfilm.

  4. Brian K Wanerman

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    Answered . You will almost certainly have to go to court to get 20 year-old records. In Contra Costa county this would likely be in Martinez. But, call the court first to confirm.

    The response above is not intended as legal advice. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship.... more

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