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This page lists online resources for the Butler County Court of Common Pleas - Clerk of Courts (Criminal), online resources applicable to courts generally in Butler County, Pennsylvania, as well as resources applicable to all courts in Pennsylvania.



 

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Selected Court of Common Pleas Records
Search Court of Common Pleas records including Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts, Orphans Court, and Register of Wills by name, case number, and book and page. A paid subscription is required. Sign up under "Account Maintenance" in the left column.
Court of Common Pleas Case Records
Search Court of Common Pleas civil and criminal case records by docket number, name, and other criteria. Additional search options include date of birth, county, docket type, case category, case status, and filing date range. Search results include basic case information with links to docket sheets and court summaries. Some future docket events will be included. Some Philadelphia Municipal Court cases will be included when searching Philadelphia County.
Criminal Charge Information in Custody Cases
A call-in system allows parties in child custody cases to learn if anyone involved in the case has been charged with certain crimes. Registration is required, but is free of charge.

Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases

Butler County Court of Common Pleas Calendars
View Butler County Court of Common Pleas daily calendars for criminal, civil, and family/juvenile/Orphans' Court; arbitration hearing schedules; civil trial lists; and yearly motion and general court calendars.
Court of Common Pleas Calendars
Search Court of Common Pleas calendars by date, name, attorney information, docket number, and other criteria. Additional search options include judicial district, court office, calendar event type, and room. Search results include basic case information with links to docket sheets and court summaries.

Published opinions and orders

Attorney General Opinions
View selected Pennsylvania Attorney General official opinions since 1994 by date.

Self help, legal research, general information

Butler County Law Library
View information about Butler County Law Library, including location, hours, and available materials and services. Links to online state and federal research resources are provided.
Butler County Local Court Rules
View the local criminal, civil, and family court rules for Butler County courts.
State and Local Court of Common Pleas Rules
Search local Court of Common Pleas rules and associated statewide Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure by state or local rule number, judicial district, county, rule type, date, title, and text.
Pennsylvania Unofficial Statutes
Search the unofficial version of Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by keyword or statute number, or browse by table of contents. Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes (P.S.) are an unofficial compilation of laws that have not been consolidated by the legislature into the official Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
View legal information and resources by topic, including consumer, children and families, employment, health, housing, benefits, disability, education, elder law, immigrant and migrant issues, and veterans and military.
Glossary of Legal Terms
View a glossary of legal terms used in the Pennsylvania courts.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Pennsylvania, including local housing counseling agencies, emergency mortgage assistance, and a link to legal aid providers.
Domestic Violence Resources
View information about domestic violence, find links to state and national resources, learn about domestic violence by topic or from a downloadable publication, and find local shelters and other domestic violence services by county.
Mediation Information
View information about mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Click "Find a Mediator" to search for Pennsylvania mediators by specialty and county.
Children and Families in the Courts
Information for children and families involved in court proceedings, including interactive guides for children and information on parental rights.
Guide to Pennsylvania Court System
View a guide to the court system in Pennsylvania, including how the courts are organized and what types of cases they hear.
Restoration of Driving Privileges
Information for persons who have had their Pennsylvania driver license suspended and want to have their driving privileges restored.
Child Support Information
View information for parties paying and receiving child support, including application instructions, payment estimates, paternity establishment, a glossary of terms, answers to frequently asked questions, a handbook, and forms. Searches for payment and docket information require registration.
Local Court Rules
Search local Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Court rules by county and adoption date range.
Official Pennsylvania Statutes, Laws, and Constitution
Search the official Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by keyword or citation, or browse by table of contents. Search the Unconsolidated Statutes by keyword or act number, or browse by act name. Browse the Constitution by table of contents.
Court Rules
Search Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence, Rules of Civil Procedure (General and Orphans' Court), Rules of Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Rules, and Minor Court Civil Rules (Magisterial District Courts and Philadelphia Municipal Court) by keyword, or browse by table of contents. Court Rules are part the Pennsylvania Code, a compilation of administrative rules. Court Rules are found in titles 225 through 246, the last titles in the compilation.
Problem Solving Court Information
View information about Drug, Juvenile Drug, DUI, Mental Health, and Veterans Courts. These are specialized divisions of Courts of Common Pleas that can set up treatment and supervision in lieu of incarceration for some non-violent offenders with substance abuse and mental health problems. Scroll down the page for links to each type of Problem Solving Court; information includes maps of court locations for each type of court, a list of program coordinators by county, and a list of all courts by type.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers information about traffic and motor vehicle laws, licensing, restoration of licenses, and other motor vehicle issues.
Legal Information and Publications
The Pennsylvania Bar Association offers consumer information pamphlets on a variety of legal topics, public information campaign links, answers to frequently asked questions about working with a lawyer, and a legal guide for senior citizens.
Butler County Veterans Court
View information about Butler County Veterans Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some veterans with substance abuse problems who are facing criminal charges.
Butler County Adult Probation
View information about Butler County adult probation, including supervision, house arrest, pretrial procedures, intermediate punishment, alcohol monitoring, enforcement, treatment facilities, forms, and court requirements.
Butler County Juvenile Procedure
View information about Butler County juvenile procedure, including definitions, answers to frequently asked questions, and services and programs.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Butler County Public Defender
The Butler County Public Defender's Office provides free legal representation to juvenile and indigent adult offenders facing possible incarceration. Application instructions, case type and financial qualifications, and general information about the criminal process are provided.
Butler County Lawyer Referral
The Butler County Bar Association provides a referral service by area of law and location.
Free Civil Legal Help for Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence Counties
Neighborhood Legal Services provides free civil legal help for income-eligible residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence Counties. Links to online legal resources are included.
Butler County Lawyers
View a list of Butler County lawyers, with contact information and area of practice.
Butler County Victim Help
The Butler County District Attorney's Office offers information about its Victim Services Program, which provides court accompaniment, case status notification, counseling, referrals, and assistance with restitution, victim impact statements, and application for victims' compensation. Scroll down for information about the program.
Butler County Bad Check Restitution and Prosecution
The Butler County District Attorney's Office offers information about its Bad Check Restitution Program, with instructions for filing a report, eligibility criteria, tips for merchants, required forms, and a link to online filing.
Free Legal Help Locations
View a list of Pennsylvania legal services providers, or search for local agencies with an interactive map.
Find Free Legal Assistance
Search for providers of free legal services by location and legal issue, or view a directory of providers in alphabetical order.
Attorney Information and Status
Search for attorneys admitted to practice in Pennsylvania by name, attorney ID, city, and county. Results include attorney status and whether and attorney has been subject to discipline.
Lawyer Referral Services
The Pennsylvania Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service and lists local lawyer referral services by county.
Find Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers offers an online directory search and links to criminal justice information.
Complaints Against Judges
View information on filing a complaint against a Pennsylvania judge with the Judicial Conduct Board. A link to the complaint form is included.
Senior Citizens Legal Assistance
View information about legal assistance available to elder Pennsylvania residents.
Consumer Protection
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection offers information about its services, including legal action based on complaints, a mediated restitution program, a specialized Health Care Section, and links to complaint forms and brochures.
Complaints Against Attorneys
View instructions for filing a complaint against an attorney with the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. A link to the complaint form is included.

Forms and related information

Forms and Instructions
View and download various civil, criminal, expungement, landlord-tenant, record request, protection from abuse, Orphans' Court, dependency, and other forms for use in Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Court. Some form instructions are included.
Attorney Complaint Forms and Information
View and download attorney complaint forms and instructions in English and Spanish from the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Child Support Forms
View and download various forms for use in Pennsylvania child support actions.
Consumer Complaint Forms
The Pennsylvania Attorney General offers online and printable complaint forms including consumer, do not call, spam and junk mail, health care, insurance fraud, elder abuse, civil rights, and charity.
Butler County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Forms
View and download Butler County Court of Common Pleas criminal forms including subpoena, address change, appeal, and expungement.

Online fine payments

Pay Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Court, and Philadelphia Municipal Court Fines, Costs, and Restitution
Pay Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Court, and Philadelphia Municipal Court fines, costs, and restitution online by citation number, payment plan number, docket number, or name. Additional search options include court type, offense date, year filed, date of birth, case type, case number, county, and court office. A convenience fee applies.


 
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