Table of Contents:
- How to Find My Court Date in Georgia
- How to Find Out a Court Date in South Carolina
- How to Find Out About My Court Date & Time in Missouri
Determine what county and court your court appearance is in. Every county in Georgia maintains a Superior Court, and at least one Municipal Court, a Magistrate Court or State Court. Generally, the Municipal, Magistrate or State Court in a Georgia county handles traffic cases and misdemeanor crimes, whereas the Superior Court will handle felony criminal cases. Finding out your correct court date involves knowing the county and the specific court where you must appear. If you are uncertain of the court where you must appear, you will need to check the dockets of multiple courts within a county or the courts of multiple counties.
Navigate to the website of the court where your court appearance is. The Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia maintains an online listing of the websites of all courts within Georgia. Select the county where your court appearance is in and the specific court where your court case is. After you select the county and court, the Administrative Office of the Courts of Georgia website will take you to the website of your court.
Check to see if the website of your court maintains an online docket. Although no standard form or search method is used, some Georgia court websites maintain some form of online docket search. Typically, you will need to input your first and last name to search for your case and court date. On Georgia court websites with an online docket search, performing a search for your court date is free.
Call the clerk of your court if the court does not maintain an online docket. Most Georgia courts, particularly in rural areas, do not maintain a publicly searchable online docket. If this is the case, call the clerk of court in the Georgia county where you have a court case during normal business hours. The clerk of court will inform you of your court date and the court where you must appear.
Figure out in which course your proceeding will take place. If you are at the circuit court level, each county in the state of South Carolina has its own circuit court. There are multiple district courts in each county, sometimes divided by city or a group of adjacent cities. If you are unsure, contact the circuit court and it may be able to help you figure out in which court your proceeding will be heard.
Look up the number for the clerk of the court. The website of the South Carolina Judicial Department has a directory of all the county clerks. The clerks are listed alphabetically as well as on a map which allows you to click on each county.
Call the clerk. The clerk should be able to look up your case, and associated dates, using your name. If you have the case number, that will make it even easier for the clerk.
Search for your case online. If you cannot get in touch with the clerk, you can go to the website of the South Carolina Judicial Department and look up your case by party name or case number. At times, it takes a while for your case to appear on the site. For that reason, contacting the clerk is the best method.
Review the legal documents pertaining to your case. Locate your court case number on the front page of your summons, or in the upper left area of any filed motions, orders or summons. Missouri has 45 judicial courts as well as a court of appeals presiding over various counties in the state. Locate the name or jurisdiction of the court overseeing your case at the top of your legal documents.
Visit the official website for Missouri Courts to find contact information for the clerk of court presiding over your case. Select the tab at the top of the page labeled "About Your Courts" and select the type of court system overseeing your case. Follow the link to select your county or region. A listing of staff and addresses should be presented. Call or visit the clerk of court using the information provided.
Provide your case number, if you know it, or give your name as a party in the case. Explain that you need to verify the time and date of your court date. Some clerks will require you to present your request in person with a picture identification, while some will provide the information over the phone. Follow the office representative's instructions to expedite your request.