Why are dates of birth not included in case records on the mycase.in.gov website?

Published 03/12/2015 03:54 PM   |    Updated 12/06/2016 10:24 PM
Why are dates of birth not included in case records on the mycase.in.gov website?

The Indiana Supreme Court has set a policy that dates of birth will not be publicly displayed in online case records available through the http://mycase.in.gov website. One reason for this is to protect the site from being used as a tool for identity theft.

However, if you wish to look for records on a specific individual, you may use the date of birth to narrow your search results. Keep in mind that narrowing your results with date of birth may exclude relevant records, because many cases available online were converted from older systems that may not have required a date of birth to be entered. Further, dates of birth are rarely entered on civil cases.

For instance, you want to search for criminal cases for a defendant named James Smith. There are four records in total for the specific individual you're searching on, but two of them do not include his date of birth. If you use the date of birth to narrow the search, those two cases will not be included in your search results.

For help topics on searching case records, see http://courts.in.gov/2634.htm.
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