Where Can You Look up a Court Date Online?

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A court date is accessible on the website of the court the summoned is to appear in, according to The Law Dictionary. Which court hears a case generally is determined by the municipality a crime or civil incident occurred in, except in cases of federal trials.

Once on the website, the user enters the appropriate case number in a search form, The Law Dictionary adds. Most documents related to the court case issued to the summoned contain the case number for the court date.

Cases that have been appealed have court dates typically searchable only in the appeals or superior court website of the appropriate jurisdiction. Similarly, federal court dates are searchable on the U.S. District Courts website.