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How to get a certified copy of the disposition of the case ?

Santa Clara, CA |

The criminal case was dismissed. I want to get a certified copy of the disposition of the case in order to re-enter US smoothly. Where to get it? Is the brown copy got in the court acceptable?

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If you are required to submit a certified copy, you obtain the document by going to the court clerk at the courthouse where the charges originated. Give the clierk the name and the case number and they will be able to give you a certified copy of the disposition.

This answer is provided for informational purposes only. Actual legal advice can only be provided in an office consultation by an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction, with experience in the area of law in which your concern lies.


Any official copy of court documents should contain the official stamp of the court. If you need this document to ensure a smooth re-entry into the country, I would suggest that, prior to leaving the country, you discuss any and all immigration issues with a qualified immigration lawyer. It's better to make sure you have everything you need and in order before leaving and further make sure you understand your situation and all the issues.

Good luck,

Gabriel Dorman



Hi good day, i need to get a certified criminal disposition as well, i half to go to the daily center to get it? or am i wrong. This case is about fifteen years old! and what do i need to bring in order to get it? Can you please recoomend me a good immigration attorney if possible? i truly appreciate it.


You can obtain a certified copy of the disposition from the clerk's office where the case was pending. The certified copy will be stamped by the clerk. Hope this helps and good luck.