If you have questions about the service or if you encounter any technical difficulty using the service, please contact IndyBiz. Please telephone our office at 1-800-702-6008 during our business hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm weekdays.
The Criminal Justice database was established in 1988. It may or may not contain complete information on the individual you are searching for if the event occurred before 1988.
Court Case information searches and results will not contain information on Protective Orders. If you need to verify Protective Order Details, please contact the Marion County Clerk's Office. Additionally, all case types marked as confidential will not return within an online result search. If you need information on a confidential case, please contact the Marion County Clerk's Office.
Below are some terms you may encounter while using IndyBiz:
|F07||Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 7|
|F08||Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 8|
|F09||Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 9|
|F10||Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 10|
|F11||Initial Hearing Muncipal Court|
|F12||Environmental Muncipal Court|
|F13||Marion Criminal Traffic Muncipal Court 13|
|F15||Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 15|
|F16||Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 16|
|F17||Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 17|
|F18||Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 18|
|F19||Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 19|
|G01||Marion Criminal Superior Division 1|
|G02||Marion Criminal Superior Division 2|
|G03||Marion Criminal Superior Division 3|
|G04||Marion Criminal Superior Division 4|
|G05||Marion Criminal Superior Division 5|
|G06||Marion Criminal Superior Division 6|
|G14||Marion Criminal Superior Division 14|
|G20||Marion Criminal Superior Division 20|
|G21||Marion Criminal Superior Division 21|
|FED||Federal agency hold|
|HOL||Other jurisdiction hold non Marion County|
|PRO||Other processing only|
|SUM||Summons - processing|
|BAC||Blood Alcohol Content|
|DF||Felony Class D (cases entered before 12/31/01)|
|FA||Felony Class A|
|FB||Felony Class B|
|FC||Felony Class C|
|FD||Felony Class D|
|MA||Misdemeanor Class A|
|MB||Misdemeanor Class B, etc.|
|PC||Post Conviction Relief|
|SCH I||Schedule 1 Narcotics|
|SCH II||Schedule 2 Narcotics, etc.|
Case Disposition - Indicates whether the case is waiting for court proceedings. Disposition is OPEN if the case is pending court review. Disposition is CLOSED if court results are reached through convictions, plea bargains, dismissal, etc. Case Disposition does not refer to the charge disposition or verdict.
Case ID - A unique 8 digit number assigned to a variety of matters at the time they are first entered into the Indianpolis/Marion County Criminal Justice Information System. The first two digits of this number represent the year in which this number was or should have been created. Example: 88000001, should have been created in 1988. The Case ID is used to create the cause number for filed criminal cases after January 1, 1988.
Cause Number - the cause number is a statewide uniform case numbering system. The 17 digit cause number consists of four groups of characters arranged in a manner to identify the court, the year/month of filing, the case type and the filing sequence. The first group of give characters constitute the county and court identifier. (ex. 49F10 would mean "49" - Marion County and "F10" - municipal court 10). The second group of four characters represents the year and month of filing. (Ex: 9403 - case filed in March of 1994). The third group of two characters designates the type of proceeding (Ex. CM - Criminal Misdemeanor). The 4th group consists of the numerical sequence that a given case is filed within a specific docket.
|CHARGE DISPOSITION CODES|
|CV||COURT VACATED CHARGE/CONVICTION|
|FD||FINDING JUDGMENT FOR DEFENDENT|
|FM||FINDING JUDGEMENT FOR MUNICIPALITY|
|FS||FINDING JUDGMENT FOR STATE|
|GI||GUILTY BUT MENTALLY ILL|
|GL||GUILTY OF LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSE|
|GM||GUILTY/MERGED –– NO JUDGMENT|
|JW||JUDGMENT WITHHELD – TRAFFIC COURT|
|NR||NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY|
|SA||COURT SETS ASIDE CHARGE/CONVICTION|
|SF||TEMPORARILY FILED IN SCREENING|
|***ANY CHARGE WITHOUT A DISPOSITION CODE SHOWN|
|***MEANS THE CASE HAS NOT YET BEEN DISPOSED|
|CHARGE DISPOSITION REASON|
|BV||BENCH VERDICT (COURT TRIAL)|
|GA||GUILTY PLEA WITH AGREEMENT|
|GP||GUILTY PLEA WITHOUT AGREEMENT|
|JV||JURY VERDICT (JURY TRIAL)|
|TD||PROSECUTOR TRAFFIC DIVERSION|
|02||ESSENTIAL POLICE WIT NOT PRESENT|
|03||ESSENTIAL CIVILIAN WIT NOT PRESENT|
|06||STATE DECLINE PROSECUTION|
|07||RESTITUTUION MADE TO VICTIM|
|08||ANALYTICAL RESULTS INSUFFICIENT|
|09||PHYSICAL EVIDENCE INSUFFICIENT|
|10||LACK OF CORROBORATIVE EVIDENCE|
|11||MISSING NECESSARY ELEMENT OF OFFENS|
|12||INSUFF NEXUS BETWEEN DEF AND CRIME|
|13||DEFENDANT IDENTIFICATION PROBLEMS|
|14||CONFESSION BY ANOTHER|
|15||VIOLATES LETTER NOT SPIRIT OF LAW|
|18||DEFENDANT'S PERSONAL CHARACTERISTIC|
|20||DEF COOP - OTHER CASE/AGAINST CO-DE|
|21||FAMILY OR PERSONAL MATTER|
|22||ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION TAKEN|
|23||TRIVIAL IN RELATION TO PRIN OFFENSE|
|24||FACTS DO NOT WARRANT FELONY CHARGE|
|25||COMPLAINANT REFUSES/RELUCT TO PROSE|
|26||COMMPLAINANT FAILS TO APPEAR|
|28||UNABLE TO LOCATE COMPLAINANT|
|29||ESSENTIAL WIT REFUSES/RELUCT TO TES|
|30||ESSENTIAL WITNESS UNAVAILABLE|
|31||UNABLE TO LOCATE ESSENTIAL WITNESS|
|32||POLICE OFFICER UNAVAILABLE|
|34||WIT STORY CONFUSED/UNREAL/DISBELIEV|
|35||WIT STORY CONTRADICTED BY OTHER FAC|
|36||WITNESS CREDIBILITY QUESTIONABLE|
|37||QUESTIONABLE SEARCH AND/OR SEIZURE|
|38||INADMISSABLE CONFESSION OR STATEMENT|
|39||LACK OF VENUE IN MARION COUNTY|
|40||TRANSFERRED TO JUVENILE COURT|
|41||DEF REMOVED TO ANOTHER JURISDICTION|
|42||PRIVATE REMEDY TAKEN; NO RESTITUTION|
|43||CASE SUBMITTED TO GRAND JURY|
|44||SUPERCEDING INFO; OTHER CASE MORE IM|
|45||UNABLE TO QUALITY WITNESS|
|47||CO-DEFENDANT NOT GUILTY|
|50||CRIMINAL RULE 4 PROBLEM|
|56||BREADDOWN FOR TRIAL|
|57||DEFENDANT GUILTY OTHER CASE|
|58||DEFENDANT SERVING TIME|
|66||CASE TO BE REFILED|
|68||STALE FTA WARRANT|
|69||STALE PC WARRANT|
Client ID - Client ID is an optional field created to assist you with accounting and managerial reporting functions. Before submitting a search request, you can input a customer name, account number, department name, account executive, or etc. into the Client ID area. After submitting your search request, your online billing summary will provide not only a total of any fees you have incurred, but also provide sub-totals per Client ID. Client ID sub-totals are available only on the online billing summary. They are not provided on other invoicing statements.
This area is provided only as an aid to you. The Client ID will not appear on
any records, licenses etc. that are a result of your search.
|NC||Not a Case|
Criminal Case Summary - This service is available 24 hours/day (except 1:00pm - 5:00pm Sundays for city/county maintenance) and enables the user to conveniently search the Marion County Circuit Court database for a synopsis of details regarding an individual's criminal court case. It includes charge details, history, release conditions, and motions. The database is updated continuously by the Clerk's Office.
A Criminal Justice Name Search must first be conducted to identify the correct individual. From the resulting search, you may then click on the Case Summary button for more specific information. For subscribers, there is a $2.00 fee assessed when the search button is clicked to perform the Criminal Justice Name Search. There is an additional $5.00 fee assessed for each Case Summary you retrieve.
You may choose to use a credit card for instant access. There is a $3.06 charge assessed to your credit card when a Criminal Justice Name Search is conducted. There is an additional $6.12 fee assessed for each Case Summary retrieved.
There is no charge to click the main "Case Summary" button located on the Name Search Results webpage. The main Case Summary button will lead you to a list of all criminal cases which the person has been a party.
You may choose any or all of these cases to research further by clicking the "Select" button next to the appropriate case. There is a $5.00 fee assessed for each specific case you select.
You may choose to use a credit card for instant access. There is a $6.12 charge assessed to your credit card for each specific case you select.
Criminal Justice Name Search - This service is available 24 hours/day (except 1:00pm - 5:00pm Sundays for city/county maintenance) and enables the user to conveniently search the Marion County Circuit Court database to identify whether an individual has any criminal court charges against him or her. The database is updated continuously by the Clerk's Office. There is a $ 2.00 fee assessed when the search button is clicked to perform the query. From the resulting page, you may then click Party Booking Details and/or Case Summary for further information. There is an additional fee if you choose these options.
You may choose to use a credit card for instant access. There is a $3.06 charge assessed to your credit card when a Criminal Justice Name Search is conducted.
If you do not know the exact spelling of the individual's last name, you may click the "sound alike" button which will identify similar names in the search.
The search only identifies people who have been listed with an ALIAS, BOOKING NAME, CHARGED NAME, or IDENTIFIED/PDID NAME. Additionally, traffic incidents (UTT) and civil case information are not included in this search.
The Clerk's Office does not verify information in its database. It merely records information from the Marion County Court System. The database was established in 1988. Events which occurred prior to that year may not be included in the database. For a comprehensive limited criminal history which includes events prior to 1988, please use IndyBiz's Limited Criminal History service.
Last Name, First Name , Middle Name - The party's last and first names ,and middle name or middle initial. Valid characters are letters and spaces. No numbers are special characters. When displayed it is in format of LAST_NAME, FIRSTNAME MIDDLE_NAME
Party Booking Detail - This service is available 24 hours/day (except 1:00pm - 5:00pm Sundays for city/county maintenance) and enables the user to conveniently search the Marion County Circuit Court database for details regarding an individual's booking. The database is updated continuously by the Clerk's Office. A Criminal Justice Name Search must first be conducted to identify the correct individual. From the resulting search, you may then click on the Booking Details button for more specific information.
There is a $ 2.00 fee assessed when the search button is clicked to perform the Criminal Justice Name Search. There is an additional $5.00 fee assessed to retrieve the Party Booking Details. You may then retrieve any or all Party Booking Details from the subsequent screen at no additional charge. The search only identifies people who have been listed with an ALIAS, BOOKING NAME, CHARGED NAME, or IDENTIFIED/PDID NAME. Additionally, traffic incidents (UTT) and civil case information are not included in this search.
You may choose to use a credit card for instant access. There is a $3.06 charge assessed to your credit card when a Criminal Justice Name Search is conducted. There is an additional $6.12 fee assessed to retrieve the Party Booking Details.
The Clerk's Office does not verify information in its database. It merely records information from the Marion County Court System. The database was established in 1988. Events which occurred prior to that year may not be included in the database.
Sound alike- If you are not sure how to spell the party's last name, select the 'Use sound alike search?' check box. The system will search for all names that sound like or are spelled like the last name you entered as search criteria.
In order to maximize your chance of retrieving a match for the person you are researching, there are a few items to keep in mind:
The service only retrieves exact matches to your search criteria. For example, if your search criteria are: "Joe Perpetrator, born 1/1/70, ssn 111 22 3333", the service will retrieve only those records which exactly match all criteria. If even one criteria item, such as first name or birthdate, is different or missing from the court database, the service will not return a match even though Joe may indeed have a criminal record.
In the example, the service will only retrieve matches for Joe Perpetrator. It will not include listings for "Joseph Perpetrator" or "Joey Perpetrator".
To maximize the likelihood of retrieving a match for Mr. Perpetrator, we suggest searching solely by the last name, "Perpetrator". Leave all other optional criteria blank. The resulting list of matches will provide all people with the last name of Perpetrator, including Ann Perpetrator, Bob Perpetrator, Joey Perpetrator, and Joseph Perpetrator. You may then select the appropriate individual to further research.
If the last name is a common last name, the resulting list may be extremely large. In this case, you may decide to narrow your search parameters by using last name plus first initial, "J Perpetrator". The resulting list will include only Joey Perpetrator and Joseph Perpetrator.
Additionally, if you include other optional criteria such as date of birth and/or social security number, the service will only retrieve listings which exactly match.
Please keep in mind that when people are arrested, they are asked to provide their birthdate and social security number. However, the arrested individual may refuse to offer his birthdate or may provide a false (alias) birthdate. The courts and law enforcement may not have a method to confirm the accuracy of the data reported. Generally, the responses provided by the arrested person are entered into the database. Therefore, to maximize the likelihood of retrieving a match, do not include these types of criteria in your search.
When reviewing the list of potential matches to your search request, you may discover that 2 entries could match the person you are researching. It is also possible that the 2 listings are for the same person.
For example, Mr. Perpetrator could have been arrested a couple times. During the first arrest, he stated his name was "Joey Perpetrator". During the second arrest, he stated his name was "Joseph Perpetrator". Each name would be entered into the database as a unique entry.
To determine whether "Joey" and "Joseph" are the same person, check the Gallery Number provided with the search results list. If the Gallery Numbers are the same, it is the same person.
The Gallery Number is a unique fingerprint number assigned to an individual during the person's first arrest. During any subsequent arrests, the person's fingerprint is taken again and matched with other prints in the database. If there is a match, the same Gallery Number is used and indicates it is the same individual regardless of inconsistent (alias) names, social security numbers, and birthdates.
Clicking on the "Case Summary" button for either listing will provide the same list of criminal court cases. In other words, the Case Summary will consolidate any and all cases associated with that Gallery Number.