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Frequently Asked Questions
  Question:
  Who can I contact regarding questions about the docket information?   
  Answer:
  Please call the District Attorney's municipal court branch office located in the judicial district where the crime occurred. For the list of branch office locations, click the "Branch Office Locations" link on the search page.   
  Question:
  What is the purpose of the text image containing letters and/or numbers?   
  Answer:
  The text image is used to confirm that the user is a person and not another computer. This helps us protect the web site from automated software that can perform actions which can slow down the system.   
  Question:
  Why am I getting the message, "The letters and/or numbers typed did not correspond to the image displayed. Please try again."?   
  Answer:
  The text displayed in the image was not typed exactly as shown in the input box provided.   
  Question:
  Why am I getting the message, "An error has occurred in the system. Please try your request again later."?   
  Answer:
  The system encountered an unexpected error. This could be caused by network and/or database issues. You may need to come back later to retry your request.   
  Question:
  Why am I getting the message, "There were no dockets that match the search criteria."?   
  Answer:
  We were unable to locate any record(s) that match the criteria provided. Verify that the search criteria was entered accurately. Please note that data is only provided for adult individuals with future court hearing dates.   
  Question:
  Why am I getting the message, "The previous search results have expired due to session timeout. Please try again."?   
  Answer:
  The session established in the beginning of your search has ended. This is usually caused by browser inactivity for an extended period of time.   
  Question:
  Does the Criminal Docket Finder support wild card searches?   
  Answer:
  No. Wild cards could cause the search function to slow to an unacceptable level, and we want to keep performance fast.   

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