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Q: What type of paperwork can show that my previous cases have closed and I have no open cases against me?

I have had 2 dui and driving on a suspended license cases in the past. Using my finger prints my FBI background check shows these cases but doesn't clearly show that these cases have ended. What type of paperwork can I ask from the court to show that these cases have concluded and that there are no open cases against me. Also which department should I go to obtain the proper paperwork. This is in LA county. Thank you

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Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If by closed you mean settled, each case has a disposition order, that indicates your plea (or verdict) and sentence, you may be able to get the paperwork at any courthouse, but definitely at the courthouse where the case was prosecuted. Regarding open cases, that's what the background check is for.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: if all the cases are in LA I would assume you would do the same as we do in Palm Springs and that is to go to the criminal clerk's window at the courthouse where your case was heard, for a printout of your case......specifically the Minutes of the case.

out here we could get it online but I suspect you may need a certified copy that you would have to get at court.

Michael Hayes
Michael Hayes
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  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Milwaukee, WI

A: Go to the Clerk of Court - Criminal Division to obtain a certified copy of the Judgement of Conviction or a certified copy of the judgment roll showing dismissal of the case.

Then go online to the California Department of Justice website to print out the Application to Obtain copy of State Summary Criminal History Record (Form BCIA 8705, pdf) and follow the instructions on the form. A Spanish version of this form is also available (Form BCIA 8705S, pdf).

Once you have received your Record Review response, if you want to challenge the contents of your criminal record, you must complete the "Claim of Alleged Inaccuracy or Incompleteness" (form BCIA 8706), which will be included with your Record Review response if there is criminal information on your record. Mail the completed form, along with a copy of your criminal history record and the certified documents from the Clerk of Court to the address indicated on the form. Your challenge must specifically state the basis for the claim of inaccuracy or incompleteness and include any available proof or corroboration to substantiate your claim.

Attorney Michael Hayes

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