San Francisco Court Separates Misdemeanor and Felony Cases into Two Indexes for Public Records Research

The San Francisco Superior Court has made significant changes to the nature of the predominantly used pre-2013 index in paper form that was until recently a combined felony/misdemeanor index, according to an alert from a Public Records Research Provider. The court has separated misdemeanor and felony cases into separate indexes issued in multiple “books” separated by letters of the alphabet. In the past, the court had issued a new combined index roughly every month to update the existing index.

The new combined indexes run up through December 21, 2012, leaving a gap to the end of the year. The recent index update for 2013 is a combined felony/misdemeanor index in one “book” similar to one the court formerly published that runs from January 1, 2013 through mid-February 2013. As a result, three sets of indexes must be checked to obtain a complete felony/misdemeanor search where only one index was checked before. This addition of separate indexes could cause delays for basic results for background checks.

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Source Provider: http://www.baxterresearch.net/BaxterWeb/

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