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.
|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|
Act 145 - Effective August 1, 2014
Costs At Time of Filing
- $200.00 money order payable to Clerk of Court
- $250.00 money order payable to Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification/Information
- $ 50.00 money order payable to Caddo Parish Sheriff
- $ 50.00 money order payable to Caddo Parish District Attorney
THESE FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE
- 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.
FORMS PROVIDED BY THE LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT
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.
Motion to Set Aside Conviction and Dismiss Prosecution
Must be filed to have Article 893 and Article 894 sentences set aside (no cost to file)
Certification of Fee Waiver
Must be completed and signed by the District Attorney's Office to have fee waived
Motion for Expungement
Must be filed to have arrest and/or convictions expunged
Order of Expungement of Arrest/Conviction Record
Must be signed by Judge to have record expunged
Motion for Interim Expungement
Can be filed if original felony charge/conviction is reduced to misdemeanor
Order of Expungement of Interim Arrest Record
Must be signed by Judge to have interim record expunged
Supplemental sheets used if additional space need for arrests/convictions
Inmate Pauper Form (Letter - 99KB)
Subpoena For Witness (Letter - 14KB)
Subpoena for Witness and Subpoena Duces Tecum(Legal - 10KB)
Writ of Subpoena Duces Tecum (Legal - 10KB)