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Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas - Criminal Division
Allegheny County Courthouse
436 Grant St
This is the 5th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division principal business location.
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas - Criminal Division as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and resources applicable to all courts in Pennsylvania.
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Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Records
Search Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Civil/Family Division court records by standard case ID, non standard case ID, or date range. Search Wills/Orphans' Court Division records by name, case number, date, or real estate parcel. Registration and payment is required. Civil historical general judgment, ejectment, miscellaneous, and debtor indices from 1973 through 1994 are available without charge or registration.
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
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
Forms and related information
Child Support Forms
View and download various forms for use in Pennsylvania child support actions.
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.
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.
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.
Self help, legal research, general information
Allegheny County Mental Health Court
View information about Allegheny County Mental Health Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some adult misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenders with mental health problems.
Allegheny County Drug and DUI Courts
View information about the Allegheny County Drug Court and DUI Court programs, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with drug problems or multiple DUI offenses.
Allegheny County Expungements
View information about expungments of criminal records in Allegheny County, including types of records that can be expunged and instructions for starting the process.
Allegheny County DUI Program
View information about the Allegheny County DUI Alternative to Jail Program, which can set up treatment in lieu of jail for some DUI offenders.
Allegheny County Legal Information
The Allegheny County Bar Association offers free downloadable brochures including a guide for those turning 18 and a guide to probate and living trusts. It also offers links to legal resources including monthly "Legal Briefs" on a variety of topics, definitions, monthly legal tips, information about fee disputes, a guide for families in medical crisis, monthly legal tips, and resources for military and veterans. Click the Free Brochures, Legal Resources, Programs, and ACBA Websites menu items at the top of the page.
Allegheny County Legal Information For Young Adults
The Allegheny County Bar Association offers information on subjects of interest to young adults, including rent, purchases, contracts, DUI, social media, underage drinking, credit cards, rights, sexual harassment, controlled substances, texting and driving, and more. A link to lawyer referral services is included.
Allegheny County District Attorney Information, Programs, and Services
The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office offers information about criminal procedure; domestic violence including internet safety, protection from abuse, and shelter locations; and programs and services including Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition for DUI offenders, restitution, victims' rights, Phoenix Docket plea deals, victims' compensation, and witness protection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Restoration of Driving Privileges
Information for persons who have had their Pennsylvania driver license suspended and want to have their driving privileges restored.
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 aid, free services, lawyer referral
Allegheny County Free Legal Help
The Allegheny County Bar Foundation's Pro Bono Center provides links to free legal services by area of law, including family, civil rights, consumer, criminal, health, disaster, divorce, education, elder law, employment, entertainment, housing, immigration, military and veterans, arts and business, protection from abuse, benefits, taxes, and wills.
Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Lawyer Referral
View information about the Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, which provides a search by area of law and location and a free initial consultation; and the Pittsburgh Lawyer Finder, which provides an online referral by area of law, information about the attorneys, and a guide to hiring an attorney.
Allegheny County Public Defender
View information about the Allegheny County Public Defender office, which provides criminal defense, mental health, and juvenile representation to income-eligible persons facing possible loss of liberty.
Find Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers offers an online directory search and links to criminal justice information.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Public Protection Division 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 Judges
View information on filing a complaint against a Pennsylvania judge with the Judicial Conduct Board. A link to the complaint form is included.
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.
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.
Free Legal Help Locations
View a list of Pennsylvania legal services providers, or search for local agencies with an interactive map.
Lawyer Referral Services
The Pennsylvania Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service and lists local lawyer referral services by county.
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.