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||$2.00 per page for the first page
$1.00 per page for any additional 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|
Effective March 15, 2010
Effective March 15, 2010, a motion for expungement of criminal record(s) shall be filed in the initiating criminal proceeding. In the rare occasion where there is no initial criminal proceeding, (e.g. the District Attorney rejects the charges prior to filing a bill of information) the filing (motion) shall be assigned a new criminal docket number for processing. A motion for expungement requires a $10.00 filing/processing fee to the Caddo Parish Clerk of Court at filing.
Should the Court grant the relief sought in due course, the following instructions shall be followed by the mover:
The mover shall prepare a judgment and present to the presiding Judge.
Once the Judgment is signed, many certified copies shall be obtained by the mover for presentation to the appropriate parties. A reminder that once the case is expunged, no copies may be obtained.
The cost of certified copies is $5.00 per certification plus the copy cost of $1.00 per page. All agencies require exact copies of the Judges signature.
The mover shall provide a certified copy to the "Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information" located at P O Box 66614, Baton Rouge, LA 70896. A check/money order shall accompany the certified copy in the amount of $250.00.
The mover shall provide a certified copy to the "Caddo Parish District Attorney" located in the Bickham Building, third floor adjacent to the Caddo Parish Courthouse, attention Janet Crook. A check/money order shall accompany the certified copy in the amount of $50.00.
The mover shall provide a certified copy to the "Caddo Parish Sheriff" located in the basement of the Caddo Parish Courthouse, Crime Scene Investigation Division. A check/money order shall accompany the certified copy in the amount of $50.00. See form below.
The mover shall provide a certified copy to any other agency the mover deems necessary.
Due to the above requirements, no service will be issued on Judgments if requested.
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)