How To Find Out If Criminal Charges Are Filed?

Since papers take a few days to arrive, you can call the clerk of your local criminal court and ask if any court dates, bench warrants or pending cases have been filed.

You can often search for this information online.

Type “court records [state or county where you are looking]” and see if this returns any records.

How do I know if I have been charged with a crime?

If you are actually being charged with a crime, one of the following will occur: 1. A police officer or detective will show up, put handcuffs on you and arrest you. At that scheduled date, you will appear before a judge and a prosecutor will tell the judge what you are charged with.

What does it mean no charges filed?

It means you get a pass, there were no charges filed or to defend. Your record shows the arrest, but will have a conviction.

How long does prosecutor take to file charges?

Prosecutors generally file criminal charges within 3 days, although in some jurisdictions in as few as 2 days. Because prosecutors must file so quickly, the crime you’re charged with initially may change significantly over time.

How long does it take to press charges on someone?

There is no time limit for filing criminal charges. However, police and prosecutors have wide discretion as to whether to bring charges, and the longer you wait, the more likely it is that they will not take your case seriously and bring charges.