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Search for Case Number by Defendant Name 

This site allows you to access a search for case number by defendant name in the Los Angeles Superior Court via our secure web server.

This search returns a list of case number, defendant name, filing date, and filing locations of cases that match the defendant name you submit.  To view additional information about a case, please visit our Criminal Case Summary Online ServiceThis site is updated daily

How far back can I search?
Case Type Search Date Range Additional Information
Felony 1980 - Present  
Misdemeanor 1988 - Present Misdemeanor case information can go back to 1983 based on when the former Municipal Court locations automated their criminal records. 
Note: Contact Archives for availability of older cases.

Fee Information

Each search incurs a public access fee to reimburse the Court for the costs of providing public access to its electronic records in accordance with California Rule of Court 2.506 and Government Code Section 68150(l). The fee you are charged will depend if you sign in as a registered user or as a guest user. 

Registered users are charged on a sliding scale.  The system will maintain a running count of the number of name searches you have submitted for the current month.  The counter will be reset at the beginning of each month.

Guest users are charged a flat rate per name search. 

Additional Information

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For Questions

If you need information regarding a particular court case, procedures, or any court business, direct your inquiry to the appropriate operations division.  Please visit our Courthouses page where you will find helpful address and telephone information

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