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Criminal Justice Help

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.

Terms

Below are some terms you may encounter while using IndyBiz:

Arrest Charge - charge applied at the time of arrest

Agency Case Number - Case number associated with the arresting incident

Arresting Officer - The arresting officer's badge number, name, and agency

Arresting Agency - The arresting agency

Arrest Location - Where the arrest was made

Booking Date and Time - The date and/or time a party is arrested and entered into the system.

Booking Name - Name given at time of booking; not applicable prior to 1988.

Court Identification Codes

F07Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 7
F08Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 8
F09Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 9
F10Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 10
F11Initial Hearing Muncipal Court
F12Environmental Muncipal Court
F13Marion Criminal Traffic Muncipal Court 13
F15Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 15
F16Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 16
F17Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 17
F18Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 18
F19Marion Criminal Muncipal Court 19
G01Marion Criminal Superior Division 1
G02Marion Criminal Superior Division 2
G03Marion Criminal Superior Division 3
G04Marion Criminal Superior Division 4
G05Marion Criminal Superior Division 5
G06Marion Criminal Superior Division 6
G14Marion Criminal Superior Division 14
G20Marion Criminal Superior Division 20
G21Marion Criminal Superior Division 21
G99Magistrate Court

Booking Type Codes

CONContempt
CVHCivil Hold
FEDFederal agency hold
HOLOther jurisdiction hold non Marion County
JVWJuvenile Waiver
MNHMental Hold
OUTOutright
PARParole/probation processing
PROOther processing only
SUMSummons - processing
WARWarrant
WSRWarrant/summons request

Case Charges - The offense with which the party has been charged

BACBlood Alcohol Content
CFCrimianl Felony
CMCriminal Misdemeanor
DFFelony Class D (cases entered before 12/31/01)
ENEnvironmental
FFelony
FAFelony Class A
FBFelony Class B
FCFelony Class C
FDFelony Class D
IFInfraction
MMisdemeanor
MAMisdemeanor Class A
MBMisdemeanor Class B, etc.
MCCriminal Miscellaneous
MRMurder
PCPost Conviction Relief
POProtective Order
SCH ISchedule 1 Narcotics
SCH IISchedule 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.

Cash On Hand - The amount of money in a party's possession at time of jailing

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.

49 F10 - 9403 - CM - 004328

Charge Description - The name of the charge

Charge Disposition - Indicates the outcome of the court proceedings (aka: verdict). This may include conviction, dismissal, etc. Please refer to Charge Disposition Codes for more specific details.

Charge Disposition Codes

CHARGE DISPOSITION CODES
ValueDescription
CECHARGE ENHANCED
CVCOURT VACATED CHARGE/CONVICTION
DDISMISSED
DDDISMISSED/DIVERSION
DJDEFAULT JUDGMENT
DSDEATH SENTENCE
FDFINDING JUDGMENT FOR DEFENDENT
FMFINDING JUDGEMENT FOR MUNICIPALITY
FSFINDING JUDGMENT FOR STATE
GGUILTY
GIGUILTY BUT MENTALLY ILL
GLGUILTY OF LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSE
GMGUILTY/MERGED –– NO JUDGMENT
JWJUDGMENT WITHHELD – TRAFFIC COURT
LILEGAL IMPOSSIBILITY
NFNOT FILED
NGNOT GUILTY
NPNOT PROVEN
NRNOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY
PPROVEN
SACOURT SETS ASIDE CHARGE/CONVICTION
SFTEMPORARILY FILED IN SCREENING
WAWRONGFUL ARREST
***ANY CHARGE WITHOUT A DISPOSITION CODE SHOWN
***MEANS THE CASE HAS NOT YET BEEN DISPOSED
CHARGE DISPOSITION REASON
ValueDescription
BVBENCH VERDICT (COURT TRIAL)
CDDISMISSED/COURT
GAGUILTY PLEA WITH AGREEMENT
GPGUILTY PLEA WITHOUT AGREEMENT
JA(JUDGMENT) ADMISSION
JVJURY VERDICT (JURY TRIAL)
PDPROSECUTOR DIVERSION
TDPROSECUTOR TRAFFIC DIVERSION
0070STALE CASE
01EVIDENTIARY PROBLEMS
02ESSENTIAL POLICE WIT NOT PRESENT
03ESSENTIAL CIVILIAN WIT NOT PRESENT
04PLEA AGREEMENT
05DIVERSION
06STATE DECLINE PROSECUTION
07RESTITUTUION MADE TO VICTIM
08ANALYTICAL RESULTS INSUFFICIENT
09PHYSICAL EVIDENCE INSUFFICIENT
10LACK OF CORROBORATIVE EVIDENCE
11MISSING NECESSARY ELEMENT OF OFFENS
12INSUFF NEXUS BETWEEN DEF AND CRIME
13DEFENDANT IDENTIFICATION PROBLEMS
14CONFESSION BY ANOTHER
15VIOLATES LETTER NOT SPIRIT OF LAW
16GOOD DEFENSE
17CASE MOOT
18DEFENDANT'S PERSONAL CHARACTERISTIC
19DEFENDANT'S RECORD
20DEF COOP - OTHER CASE/AGAINST CO-DE
21FAMILY OR PERSONAL MATTER
22ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION TAKEN
23TRIVIAL IN RELATION TO PRIN OFFENSE
24FACTS DO NOT WARRANT FELONY CHARGE
25COMPLAINANT REFUSES/RELUCT TO PROSE
26COMMPLAINANT FAILS TO APPEAR
27COMPLAINANT UNAVAILABLE
28UNABLE TO LOCATE COMPLAINANT
29ESSENTIAL WIT REFUSES/RELUCT TO TES
30ESSENTIAL WITNESS UNAVAILABLE
31UNABLE TO LOCATE ESSENTIAL WITNESS
32POLICE OFFICER UNAVAILABLE
33WITNESS PRIVILEGE
34WIT STORY CONFUSED/UNREAL/DISBELIEV
35WIT STORY CONTRADICTED BY OTHER FAC
36WITNESS CREDIBILITY QUESTIONABLE
37QUESTIONABLE SEARCH AND/OR SEIZURE
38INADMISSABLE CONFESSION OR STATEMENT
39LACK OF VENUE IN MARION COUNTY
40TRANSFERRED TO JUVENILE COURT
41DEF REMOVED TO ANOTHER JURISDICTION
42PRIVATE REMEDY TAKEN; NO RESTITUTION
43CASE SUBMITTED TO GRAND JURY
44SUPERCEDING INFO; OTHER CASE MORE IM
45UNABLE TO QUALITY WITNESS
46PROSECUTOR ERROR
47CO-DEFENDANT NOT GUILTY
48HUNG JURY
49PROCEDURAL PROBLEMS/DELAYS
50CRIMINAL RULE 4 PROBLEM
51CLERICAL ERROR
52MENTAL TREATMENT
53CSD TREATMENT
54NARCOTIC TREATMENT
55OTHER TREATMENT
56BREADDOWN FOR TRIAL
57DEFENDANT GUILTY OTHER CASE
58DEFENDANT SERVING TIME
59DEFENDANT INSANE
60GOOD ALIBI
61EVIDENCE SUPPRESSED
62DEFENDANT EXCULPATED
63INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE
64OTHER
65DEFENDANT DECEASED
66CASE TO BE REFILED
67VICTIM RECANTS
68STALE FTA WARRANT
69STALE PC WARRANT
70STALE CASE

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.

Court - A code identifying a specific court

Court Date/Time - Schedule for the next event in court for the party

Case Summary - Press the button in the column to get the details of case summary of the party.

Case Status Codes

DDisposed/Dismissed
EExpunged
EWExpired Warrant
NCNot a Case
NFNot Filed
OOpen
PSPre-Screening

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.

Current Location Codes

BHM 1E3H
BHW 2A3I
LCP 2B3J
LMA 2C3K
LMB 2D3L
LMC 2E3N
LMH 2F3O
LMI 2G4A
LMR 2H4B
LMT 2I4C
LSM 2K4D
LTR 2L4E
LUP 2N4F
LWC 2O4G
LWH 2P4H
LWI 2Q4I
LWM 2R4J
LWR 2S4K
LWT 2T4L
O-3 2U4N
O-5 2V4O
OOJ 2W4P
RS 3A4Q
SP 3B4R
TF2 3C4S
TF3 3D4T
TF4 3E4U
WDT 3F4V
WEH 3G4W

DOB - The party's date of birth in mm/dd/ccyy format

Gallery Number - The unique number assigned to an individual the first time the individual enters the local criminal justice system and is positively identified by fingerprints.

Next Case Event - Description of the expected next event in the party's case

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

Offense Location - Where the offense actually took place

Offense Date - When the offense took place

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.

PDID Name - The party's name

Property Envelope Number - A number assigned to an envelope containing the possessions of a jailed party

Race Codes

BBlack
IIndian
OOriental
UUnknown
WWhite

Social Security Number - A SS# is not required for criminal records. Searching by SS# may not retrieve all records for an individual.

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.

Sex Codes

FFemale
MMale
ZUnknown

Verdict - Please refer to Charge Disposition and Charge Disposition Codes.

Wrist Band Number - The identifcation number of a wrist band assigned to a jailed party


Tips for Performing a Name Search

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.

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