Criminal

criminal

The Clerk's Office receives and files all pleadings such as Indictments, Bills of Information and other filings in Criminal matters. All criminal proceedings must pass through this office to reach the Court of trial. We issue Criminal documents such as subpoenas and bench warrants as well as keep the Court minutes for each case.

We began indexing criminal case information on the computer in 1980. In 1984, minutes were added to our computer database, and in 2002, we began scanning criminal documents.


COSTS

Computer printouts $1.00 per page
Copies $1.00 per page
Certification of Copy $5.00 per copy
Criminal background checks $20.00 per name
Transcript copies $1.00 per page


EXPUNGEMENT PROCEDURES

Act 145 - Effective August 1, 2014

Expungement Procedures Information

Costs At Time of Filing

  1. $200.00 money order payable to Clerk of Court
  2. $250.00 money order payable to Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification/Information
  3. $ 50.00 money order payable to Caddo Parish Sheriff
  4. $ 50.00 money order payable to Caddo Parish District Attorney

THESE FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

General Information

  • By law, the Clerk of Court shall not provide any legal advice on how to prepare legal documents. You will either need to speak to an attorney or research the Louisiana law books to determine what information should be included in the motion.
  • Once a motion is filed with the Clerk of Court, it will be forwarded to a Judge for review, and a hearing date may be set. You and/or your attorney will need to be present in court on that day. The Clerk of Court will mail a notice of the court date, so please include a valid mailing address on the original motion.
  • If the Judge grants the expungement, you will need to present him/her with the Order for Expungement of Arrest/Conviction Record to sign in open court.
  • If the expungement is granted, you will need to obtain certified copies of any filings needed. Certified copies are $1.00 per page plus an additional $5.00 for certification of each copy. Please be sure to obtain an adequate number of copies, as you may be unable to obtain copies once the files have been removed from public record.
  • The State of Louisiana, the District Attorney and the Sheriff will be served with a copy of the Judgment, but you will be responsible for serving any other agency with information about your charge on file.

Please allow six months for the completion of an expungement

You must file an expungement for EACH arrest

EXPUNGEMENT FORM PACKETS

These forms may be filled out online and printed, or printed and filled out by hand. Please have your forms prepared in advance to save time and make your visit shorter.

Expungement Forms Packet

This packet is for most expungements

Packet includes the following forms:

  • Motion for Expungement
  • Supplemental Sheet 1 (if extra space needed for arrest with no conviction information)
  • Supplemental Sheet 2 (if extra space needed for misdemeanor conviction information)
  • Supplemental Sheet 3 (if extra space needed for felony conviction information)
  • Rule to Show Cause
  • Order
  • Order of Expungement of Arrest/Conviction Record
  • Certification of Fee Waiver (must be signed by District Attorney's office to have fee waived prior to filing for expungement)
  • Affidavit of Response (to be filed by any party being served with Expungement Motion and Rule to Show Cause in Expungement cases)

Pre-Expungement Forms Packet

This packet is ONLY for Article 893 and 894 sentences, and there is no cost to file.

Packet includes the following forms:

  • Motion to Set Aside Conviction and Dismiss Prosecution
  • Rule to Show Cause
  • Order of Dismissal

Interim Expungement Forms Packet

This packet is for cases in which the original felony charge or conviction is reduced to a misdemeanor

Packet includes the following forms:

  • Motion for Interim Expungement
  • Supplemental Sheet 2 (if extra space needed for misdemeanor conviction information)
  • Rule to Show Cause
  • Order of Expungement of Interim Arrest Record (must be signed by the judge)
  • Certification of Fee Waiver (must be signed by District Attorney's Office to have fee waived before filing your expungement)
  • Affidavit of Response (to be filed by any party being served with Expungement Motion and Rule to Show Cause in Interim Expungement cases)

INDIVIDUAL FORMS PROVIDED BY THE LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT

Motion to Set Aside Conviction and Dismiss Prosecution

Certification of Fee Waiver

Motion for Expungement

Order of Expungement of Arrest/Conviction Record

Motion for Interim Expungement

Order of Expungement of Interim Arrest Record

Supplemental sheets used if additional space need for arrests/convictions

Supplemental Sheet 1 Arrest No Convictions

Supplemental Sheet 2 Misdemeanor Convictions

Supplemental Sheet 3 Felony Convictions

Other Forms

Rule to Show Cause

Order of Dismissal

Affidavit of Response

Order


CRIMINAL FORMS

Inmate Pauper Form

Subpoena For Witness

Subpoena for Witness and Subpoena Duces Tecum

Writ of Subpoena Duces Tecum