The Search Results pages will differ greatly depending on the criteria you enter. CourtNet 2.0 is designed to be more inclusive than less. The system will return all records with an exact match to the criteria you entered but will also use additional logic and soundex to return “like” results. Through a relevancy ranking, the records that match the most closely to your search criteria will be sorted to the top of the search results. Those records that do not match as closely will display at the bottom of the result set.
The search results page provides a case at-a-glance case summary view and displays party name, party type, personal identifiers, county name, case number, case type, next court event (if applicable) and case title. The case number exists as a hyper link with additional case information available upon selection, such as, parties, charges and scheduled events.
CourtNet 2.0 uses color coding, hover text and visual indicators in representing the case data to help group cases and highlight important case details. For example, active cases, or cases that have a future scheduled event, will be in green text. Inactive cases will be in black text. Visual indicators for cases with an active Warrant (W), Summons (S) or Failed to Appear (FTA) status will appear in the summary case view. Party type and case type identifiers will also be displayed with the entire description available as you “hover” over the respective code.
Results under the blue bar area are considered possible matches for the same person and are grouped together. You will notice they are often grouped together by additional identifies such as date of birth, social security number, or driver license number.
Results under the gold bar are not similar. This is often because it is a civil case or there was not enough like criteria to match cases.