A Certificate of Disposition is a document that contains the current status of a case that has been conducted against a business or individual. A Certificate of Disposition contains certain information that is relevant to the case and can provide insight and clarity into the proceedings.
Information that is included in a Certificate of Disposition
A Certificate of Disposition contains information in regards to a case that include the date of arrest, the docket number of the case, the offenses that you or a business were charged with, the charges that you or the business were convicted of, the date of the charges and conviction, and the penalties or criminal sentence imposed in connection with this case. A Certificate of Disposition is unique for each case and charge and will not provide for a complete history of the charges that are filed against an individual.
Requesting a Copy of a Certificate of Disposition
An individual or business can obtain an Certificate of Disposition for a case by requesting a written copy. The individual in the case for sealed cases must approve the release of the Certificate of Disposition before the court is willing to provide this file and this document must be signed and notarized by the individual.
Why May You Need to Provide an Copy of an Certificate of Disposition
There are many different reasons why you may need to provide a copy of a Certificate of Disposition to a third party. A potential lender or business partner may be requesting a copy of the Certificate of Disposition before getting involved in a transaction with you. The Certificate of Disposition may be an indication that the case is closed and that the penalties and fines associated with the case are manageable. Employers or others may request a formal copy that can provide official document on the case itself and the end result.