How can you get an Arrest Court Case Removed from Internet Searches

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How to Remove Court Cases and Public Records from the Internet

May 3, 2018, 4:32:05 PM5/3/18
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If you're arrested in the United States, your court case is public record. As such, info from your arrest court case can end up published online and visible on search engines like Google and Bing. Sites like and PacerMonitor systematically republish court records from Federal, State and District Courts around the United States.

So what can one do to get public arrest court cases removed from search engines and off the internet?

Judge Judy

May 4, 2018, 3:29:03 PM5/4/18
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Thanks for your question. It’s a common one in my line of work. In fact, I talk to at least one person a day that wants to remove online arrest records or get public court cases off the internet.

As with most types of content removal requests, how to go about removing arrest records and court cases from the internet depends which websites have published the records. If you’re dealing with a mugshot website see my answer to this question on how to remove mugshots from the internet here. If you’re trying to remove a public court case  that’s published on a legal research website like Justia,, PacerMonitor, CaseText, Unicort or a similar website, you may be in luck.

For those with a court case published by a legal research website or (non-government affiliated) public record database, there are a few viable routes that you can take to try to get the case records off web searches. There’s chance that you can get the public court record removed from (a) the publishing website - e.g. PacerMonitor, DocketBird, etc. - or (b) from web search engines like Bing, Google and Yahoo. Your success in doing (a) or (b) will depend mostly on the Terms of Service and Content Removal Policies of the website(s) that have published your public arrest court case records.

Most often, legal research websites will not agree to completely remove the content from their website. However you may be able to get the website to de-index the web page featuring your public court records. What this does is remove the web page and it’s contents from search engines like Google and Bing. This way no one searching for your name on a conventional search engine will find the records. To do so, one would have to visit the legal record site, say Justia, and perform a search for your name or case on that website.

Services to Remove Public Court Case Records from Search Engine Results

There are also companies, such as, that provide people with ways to quickly erase negative content online, such as public court records. If you’re looking for the best way to get your court case and public records removed from the internet contact an experienced content removal or online reputation service company.
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