Resources for Finding Basic Information About Your Criminal Matter (By County)

County Guide for Getting Information on a Criminal Case

First, and foremost, we encourage you to communicate with your attorney, and their support staff, for updates regarding your matter.

By discussing your case with your attorney, you will have access to the most most recent and up to date information. While public records can provide information, there is often necessary context that can only be provided through your attorney. Communicating frequently with your attorney will allow you to ask questions so that you understand the progress of your case, as well as provide opportunities for you to give your attorney any new information that they might need to know. Nothing can replace good communication between a lawyer and their client. At times, your attorney may be out of the office and unable to answer the phone due to court attendance, client meetings, or they are working on legal preparations which require focus. Your call will be reviewed and returned based on attorney availability and priority order in the attorney’s schedule. If you need to relay important information to your attorney, or get an update on your case, it is advised that speaking to your attorney’s staff may be a more available resource to meet your needs. 

If your question is about status of filing, or other basic information, you can follow the provided links to access information of public record:

Fairfield County:

Fairfield County Municipal Court

Muni Courthouse Lancaster

Website is located here: Fairfield County Municipal Court Website

Information that can be obtained through this website:

  • Civil and Criminal case search
  • Daily Court Dockets (schedule)
  • Traffic Case search
  • Contact the court
  • Contact probation
  • Online payments
  • Court rules and behavior

Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas

Fairfield County Common Pleas Court

Website is located here: Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas Website

Information that can be obtained through this website:

  • Case information 
  • Public Records search
  • Judges’ dockets (schedule)
  • Jury information
  • State and local rules

Hocking County Municipal Court

Muni Courthouse Hocking County 

Website is located here: Hocking County Municipal Court Website

Information that can be obtained through this website:

  • Public Record Search
  • Daily Court Dockets (schedule)
  • Online payment information and portal

Hocking County Court of Common Pleas

Hocking County Court of Common Pleas

Website is located here: Hocking County Court of Common Pleas Website

Information that can be obtained through this website:

  • Court Calendar
  • Rules of the Court
  • Jury information

 

Other counties will be added over time. If you don’t see relevant information regarding the county where your case is being heard, please let us know so that we can prioritize the addition of this information.