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Finding Court & Criminal Records

Agencies for access to court and criminal records vary widely by jurisdiction. 

Start with the district or municipality from which you believe the case originated. Ohio is used below as an example.

Ohio Courts

Directories of Courts

Athens County Courts

  • Common Pleas Court divorce cases, domes viol civil protection orders, child suppt/custody

Ohio Courts

Find Cases (state & federal)

  • Lexis Nexis (click "Connect" then "Look up a Legal Case")

Criminal Records

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