Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I'm looking for old court records on two arrests I've had.

Customer Question
I'm looking for old...

I'm looking for old court records on two arrests I've had. Are these findable by me myself or do I need a lawyer to find them. One (2005) I can pinpoint myself and one I can only guess at (around 1994, 1995 - ish).

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?

California. As I said, one was in 1995-ish, the other in 2005. The first was in Los Angeles and the 2nd was in San Francisco.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

The first one, I hired an LA lawyer (don't remember who) to try for me. When he went to my court date, he said it never came up in the docket. The second one, in SF, I was told would be negated if I went to a one-day class about solicitation. These both came up in a check on my fingerprints while applying for a Global Entry card, although they claim the first arrest was in 1978. I don't believe I was ever arrested in 1978.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

They were both for solicitation, although they may have been called something else. Global Entry wants to see the judgements on both cases. I never received anything and I wouldn't have kept it if I had.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Legal
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
11/28/2017
Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 7 months ago
Expert James
Expert James, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 13,350
Experience: I hold a JD and have more than 12 years of legal experience.
Verified

Hello! My name is***** have over 12 years of legal experience. Please allow me some time to review your question.

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Have you search the county clerk's website for any records related to your past?

Have you done a background check with the FBI?

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No to both.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Mostly because I don't know how.
Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Thank you for your patience. Your answer is below. When you get your answers, you will be asked to give a rating - 4 or 5 stars are appreciated. This is important because this is how I credit for doing my job. Don't worry, you can still ask related follow-up questions even after you've given a rating. Thank you!

ANSWER: OK, thanks. In San Fransisco, you cannot check your records online. You have to submit a request for all of your records in writing, in person, or by fax. You can find the information here: http://www.sfsuperiorcourt.org/divisions/criminal/obtain-criminal-records

In LA, you can do a criminal defendant search online (https://www.lacourt.org/paonlineservices/criminalindex/publicmain.aspx?), or you can make a request in writing in person or through. To do it online, you'll have to register and use a credit card.

As for an FBI background check, here is how you get your criminal background: https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks. Note that you will need to get fingerprints done and sent to the FBI with your form.

I hope that answers your questions. Please remember to give me credit for doing my job by clicking on 4 or 5 stars at the top of your screen.

A BONUS is also appreciated if you feel I've earned one today. And remember, you can still ask follow-up questions if you need to.

If you want to talk on the phone, I am available to do that for an additional fee.

And if you have new questions in the future, you should write FOR JAMES in the question. That way, I become your personal Professional.

Thank you!

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

Hi, I’m just checking in to see how things are going. I see you have reviewed my answer but I have not received credit for it. Remember that the rating is not based on the outcome you wanted or desired, but instead, on my service to you. Negative ratings are reserved for Experts who are rude or unprofessional.

Do you need more help?

Thank you!

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Expert James Your Own Question
Expert James
Expert James
Expert James, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 13,350
13,350 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I hold a JD and have more than 12 years of legal experience.

Expert James is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,657 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

22,408 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

44,066 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Lawyer

300 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

17,183 satisfied customers

Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
What do i need to do to get a pre certification for air
what do i need to do to get a pre certification for air travel? … read more
KLAW
KLAW
Juris Doctorate
2,253 satisfied customers
What do I do to sue the state for sending me to prison when
What do I do to sue the state for sending me to prison when I was 16 when they didn't believe that was my age they made up an age now I don't no how to go about… read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
44,066 satisfied customers
I would like to understand a redress #. I do travel alot and
I would like to understand a redress #. I do travel alot and it would be a big help. How to I and my husband get this? … read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
44,066 satisfied customers
I was turned down for global entry based on a couple of
I was turned down for global entry based on a couple of misdemeanor convictions. One dates back to when I turned 18 in 1976 for a minor offense. … read more
CalAttorney2
CalAttorney2
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,845 satisfied customers
I have just received an email that I can now schedule my
I have just received an email that I can now schedule my interview, but I can't get anything sooner than October 25th an I was hoping to have this before travel to Greece in September. Is there a way … read more
HCraig
HCraig
Domestic Engineer
Associate Degree
154 satisfied customers
Is it legal FBI to have someone with the same name
Is it legal for the FBI to have someone with the same name who has been arrested, identify as you by your fingerprint… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
24,657 satisfied customers
I was never arrested but a ticket was issued. The case was
I was never arrested but a ticket was issued. The case was placed on West Virginia's (or would it be Morgan County's?) stet docket. This was back in either October 2009 or 2010 ... I cannot remember w… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,532 satisfied customers
Hi there ! My husband and I live in San Francisco and went
Hi there ! My husband and I live in San Francisco and went to Carmel last week-end as his friend was getting married. We had a little argument at the wedding and I decided to leave and go back to the … read more
Legalwriter
Legalwriter
Attorney
Juris Doctor
201 satisfied customers
I own a home in Harper woods, Michigan. One year ago a building
I own a home in Harper woods, Michigan. One year ago a building inspector said we needed a "certificate of occupancy" for our tenants to stay. My son did repairs requested. We have not heard anything … read more
JB-Umphrey
JB-Umphrey
Attorney & Counselor
Juris Doctor
606 satisfied customers
Good morning, I am a frequeny travler person, where can I
Good morning, I am a frequeny travler person, where can I apply for screen pass, I have the global entry card. I don't know if I am explaining myself correct.… read more
Expert
Expert
My husband, Dr. Giles M. Marion, Ph.D., has been funded by
My husband, Dr. Giles M. Marion, Ph.D., has been funded by N.A.S.A. for the research he does for them on the fluid geochemistry of other planets, etc., in our Solar System for about 20 years. He trave… read more
Expert
Expert
Can you get your record expunged in the state of oregon if
Can you get your record expunged in the state of oregon if you are convicted of possession of marijuana, and if so...how long must you wait to qualify?… read more
JB-Umphrey
JB-Umphrey
Attorney & Counselor
Juris Doctor
606 satisfied customers
My brother was arrested in case of domestic violence in 1995.
My brother was arrested in case of domestic violence in 1995. (He was in a fight with his ex wife and she called 911). He was arrested for few hours, released, did community work. He was a foreign stu… read more
KUMI95
KUMI95
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17 satisfied customers
I work for Humble ISd in humble, tx. They have sarated doing
I work for Humble ISd in humble, tx. They have sarated doing digitil fingerprints. In 1998 and in 1995 i received a PI in HOuston, so I have 2 PI cases. One I beleived I did deferred adjudication the … read more
JB-Umphrey
JB-Umphrey
Attorney & Counselor
Juris Doctor
606 satisfied customers
I would like my felony record expunged. Can this be done
I would like my felony record expunged. Can this be done? I live in Virginia. I am bipolar and was charged with grand larceny after taking a golf cart from an apartment complex while in a state of man… read more
MShore Law
MShore Law
Doctoral Degree
1,233 satisfied customers
I need to change my last name back to my last name at birth,
I need to change my last name back to my last name at birth, the social security office can't do it, I have to submit a court request...I was supposed to get married, so I went to get the marriage lic… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,280 satisfied customers
I am in Apartment Property Management and the management company
I am in Apartment Property Management and the management company that I worked for was just taken over by a new management company. The new management company tenured me (with 6-ish years). Instead of… read more
Attorney 1
Attorney 1
2,703 satisfied customers
after living in an apartment for 5 years, the landlords are ...
after living in an apartment for 5 years, the landlords are trying to hold me to the 18 month lease I first signed when I moved in... there was no other lease during my stay... example - 30 day notice… read more
TJ, Esq.
TJ, Esq.
Juris Doctor (JD)
11,421 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x