Lake County Courts are judicial bodies that resolves legal disputes at the federal, Indiana State, or local Lake County level. Courts typically specialize in a particular area of law, such as criminal, civil, family, and traffic courts. Courts also create records about their cases, which provide information about the defendant and plaintiffs in a trial, the charges brought against an individual, the outcome of a trial, and any sentences, court decrees, or probation orders. Any type of judicial action creates a paper trail, and many courts provide online access to their case records. This includes records on criminal misdemeanors and felonies, divorces, lawsuits against businesses, civil rights violations, complaints about sexual harassment or discrimination, and more. Court databases often allow the public to search cases by the names of the people involved.
Crown Point City Court Crown Point IN South Main Street 46307 219-662-3243
East Chicago City Court East Chicago IN 2301 East Columbus Drive 46312 219-391-8489
Gary City Court Gary IN 555 Polk Street 46402 219-881-1271
Hammond City Court Hammond IN 5925 Calumet Avenue 46320 219-853-6388
Hobart City Court Hobart IN 414 Main Street 46342 219-942-8218
Lake Circuit Court Crown Point IN 2293 North Main Street 46307 219-755-3488
Lake County Superior Court I Crown Point IN 2293 North Main Street 46307 219-755-3570
Lake County Superior Court II Hammond IN 232 Russell Street 46320 219-933-2843
Lake County Superior Court III Crown Point IN 2293 North Main Street 46307 219-755-3500
Lake Station City Court Lake Station IN 3701 Fairview Avenue 46405 219-962-2145
Lowell Town Court Lowell IN 501 East Main Street 46356 219-696-7794
Merrillville Town Court Merrillville IN 7820 Broadway 46410 219-756-6185
Schererville Town Court Schererville IN 25 East Joliet Street 46375 219-865-5579
Whiting City Court Whiting IN 1443 119th Street 46394 219-659-4688
Lake County Juvenile Justice Centers handle youth who have broken the law in a separate system from adult offenders. For juvenile offenders, who are seventeen or younger, Lake County case records may show all arrests, referrals to agencies of intake centers, bookings at Lake County detention centers, and records from the adjudication process. These Lake County case files may also include psychological assessments, probation, court-ordered restitution, or placements in a juvenile correction facility. These records may be sealed because of their personal nature, but even partial or redacted records may provide important information on a person's juvenile record. Juvenile Justice Centers may provide access to their case records on their websites.
Lake County Juvenile Justice Crown Point IN 3000 West 93rd Avenue 46307 219-769-4664
Lake County District Attorney Offices prosecute legal cases on behalf of the public, including both criminal and civil cases. The office maintains records on prior and ongoing cases, such as prosecutions for criminal felonies and misdemeanors like assault, battery, robbery, and homicide. The Lake County Court cases also include civil trials against businesses or individuals who have broken the law. A Lake County case search can identify litigants in a trial and show whether an individual has any criminal convictions or complaints. This makes the District Attorney Office an important resource when conducting a Lake County background check. District Attorneys may provide online access to their court case information on their websites.
Lake County Prosecuting Attorney Crown Point IN 2293 North Main Street 46307 219-755-3720