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Fayette County Court of Common Pleas - Clerk of Courts (Criminal)
Fayette County Courthouse
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas - Clerk of Courts (Criminal) as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and resources applicable to all courts in Pennsylvania.
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Fayette County Criminal Warrants
View a list of active Fayette County Court of Common Pleas criminal warrants by defendant name. Information includes date issued, warrant type, offense, and reason for issuance.
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 online. 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
Fayette County Court of Common Pleas Schedules
View general, arraignment, criminal pretrial, and call of the criminal list schedules in Fayette County Court of Common Pleas. Scroll down to "Court Schedules" in the middle of the page for the links.
Court of Common Pleas Calendars
Search Court of Common Pleas calendars online. 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, title, and subject. Full annual and multi-year volumes of opinions from earlier years may be downloaded.
Forms and related information
Fayette County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Forms
View and download Fayette County Court of Common Pleas criminal forms, including Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD), bail, expungement, leave to proceed in forma pauperis (without paying fees), and driver's license suspension delay.
Fayette County District Attorney Forms
View and download forms from the Fayette County District Attorney's Office for use in Court of Common Pleas, including Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD), guilty plea, motion for continuance, and waiver of arraignment and entry of plea.
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, delinquency, family law, 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 Self-Help Forms
Complete Pennsylvania court forms using an interactive interview process; completed forms can be saved and printed. Forms may also be downloaded and filled out by hand. Instructions and additional self-help resources are provided.
Online fine payments
Self help, legal research, general information
Fayette County Law Library
View information about the Fayette County Law Library, including location, hours, and available materials and services.
Fayette County Mental Health Treatment and Veterans Courts
View information about Fayette County Mental Health Treatment Court, Veterans Court, and Veterans Magisterial District Diversionary Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration from some offenders with mental health and substance abuse problems. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the links.
Fayette County Protection Orders
View information about Protection from Abuse and Protection from Sexual Violence or Intimidation orders in Fayette County. Scroll down to the middle of the page for links.
Legal Information by Topic
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services provides free online information about various legal topics, including child support, consumer, custody, dependency, adoption, housing, divorce, protection from abuse, benefits, and unemployment.
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.
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.
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.
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. Answers to frequently asked questions and a downloadable brochure are provided.
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.
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.
View information for parties representing themselves in Pennsylvania courts, including an introductory video and forms and instructions for custody, divorce, and protection from abuse cases.
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
Fayette County Lawyers
Search a directory of Fayette County Bar Association members by category and keyword, or view the full directory in alphabetical order.
Fayette County Public Defender
View information about the Fayette County Public Defender office, which provides free legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, and for some juvenile matters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers offers an online directory search and links to criminal justice information.
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.
Free Legal Help Locations
View a list of Pennsylvania legal services providers, including contact information and links to their websites. Search for resources by keyword and topic, Search for local agencies with an interactive map.
Lawyer Referral Services
The Pennsylvania Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer for a nominal fee. A list of local lawyer referral services by county is also provided..