Criminal Division

The criminal department is responsible for recording, storing and maintaining all criminal records in DeSoto Parish. Such records include citations, indictments, arraignments, and dispositions. All of these records are public information except for those involving Juveniles and those ordered sealed by the 42nd Judicial District Court.

The Clerk’s office does not accept payments for fines or fees associated with criminal sentencing or traffic citations. These payments are typically handled through the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s department.

Any copies of criminal documents excluding court minutes will cost $1.00 per page. Certified copies cost an additional $5.00 per document. Court Minutes cost $10.00 per extract/date. Certified Minutes will cost an additional $5.00. We do not accept Credit/Debit Cards. Rules for Louisiana District Courts http://www.lasc.org/rules/districtcourt.asp

EXPUNGEMENTS:

The Criminal Department handles all request for expungements of criminal records.  Expungements must follow procedures as required by law, and for detailed information concerning these procedures may be obtained by contacting your attorney.

The fee for expungments is $125.00 per name, per docket number.  This filing fee is non-refundable.

The Desoto Parish, Louisiana Clerk of Court is pleased to offer online access to our Indexing System. Our users should be aware of several items.

  1. While the Clerk’s Office has attempted to preserve the accuracy of this online version, these records are not official and the Desoto Parish, Louisiana Clerk of Court will not be responsible for any inaccuracies that may be encountered.
  2. By using this service, in any form, the user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Desoto Parish, Louisiana Clerk of Court and anyone involved in storing, retrieving, or displaying this information for any damage of any type that may be caused by retrieving this information over the Internet.
  3. Records available in this search consist of released record. The term “released” means the records have been recorded, indexed, verified, and released for general public viewing. Please note that there may be records that have been assigned Official numbers but not yet completely indexed or available on this search.
  4. Our fees for Online Services are as follows:

    • Search Index, View, & Print Image—$100 per month
    • One-time Setup Fee—$250
  5. Please contact Jayme Maxie, Meagan Burton, or Sydney Sparks at (318) 872-3110 to set up your account