Each state provides a different search method.
Take California for example. Let's suppose you have a criminal record report that says the violation was California Penal Code Section 451. Go to the California link below, click the box next to "Penal Code," then enter 451 in the box and click on "Search." They'll give you more than one result, but it's a short list and you can easily identify the one you want (Penal Code Section 450-457.1). Click on it, and you'll find Penal Code 451: "A person is guilty of arson when he or she willfully and maliciously sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned or who aids, counsels, or procures the burning of, any structure, forest land, or property."
Many states have search fields you can use to find a code section but some only offer text versions that you have to scroll through to find what you need. Most aren't difficult though. Kentucky, for example, takes you to a page that lists all of their revised statutes. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you'll find "Title L - Kentucky Penal Code." Suppose you have a report that says the charge is 506.040. You'd click on "Chapter 506 Inchoate Offenses," then click on ".040 Criminal conspiracy" and you'll receive a pdf document that provides the details of Penal Code 506.040, Criminal conspiracy.
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Click on "Title 13A" for the Criminal Code of Alabama.
Title 11 of the Alaska Statutes: Criminal Law.
Searchable index of the Arizona Revised Statutes.
Browse the Criminal Code for Arkansas by Chapter and Title.
Click the box next to Penal Code to search the California criminal statutes.
Select Title 18 Criminal Code to search for Colorado criminal statutes.
Browse the Criminal Code for Delaware by Chapter and Title.
Title XLVI of the Florida statutes: Crimes (Chapters 775 through 896).
Select Title 16, Crimes and Offenses to search the Criminal Code of Georgia.
Scroll down the page to the blue box that says Hawaii Revised Statutes for Hawaii criminal codes.
Title 18 of the Idaho Statutes: Crimes and Punishments.
Browse the Criminal Code for Illinois by Chapter.
Click on "Title 35" for the Criminal Code of Indiana.
Iowa Legislature statutes search.
Searchable database of Kansas statutes.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page fro Title L, the Criminal Code of Kentucky.
Searchable index of the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure.
Browse the Criminal Code for Maine by Chapter and Title.
Code of Maryland (COMAR), searchable by keyword or codification number.
Part IV of the Massachusetts General Laws, criminal proceedings.
Michigan Penal Code. Search by keyword or scroll through statutes.
Browse the Criminal Code for Minnesota by Chapter and Title.
Scroll down to Title 97 Crimes to view the Criminal Codes of Mississippi.
Missouri Courts criminal charge codes.
Montana Criminal Code listed by Chapter and Title.
Nebraska Chapter 28 revised criminal statutes.
Browse the Criminal Code for Nevada by Chapter and Title.
|New Hampshire |
Title LXII of the New Hampshire Statutes: Criminal Code.
|New Jersey |
New Jersey criminal statutes from the Office of the Attorney General.
|New Mexico |
Browse the Criminal Code for New Mexico by Chapter and Title.
|New York |
Searchable index New York State statutes.
|North Carolina |
Browse the Criminal Code for North Carolina by Chapter and Title.
|North Dakota |
PDF document of criminal codes of North Dakota.
Title XXIX (29) of the Ohio Revised Code: Crimes - Procedure.
Scroll down to Title 21 to download a Word document of Oklahoma criminal statutes.
Oregon revised statutes.
Search by keyword or scroll through the Code of Pennsylvania.
|Rhode Island |
Criminal Code of Rhode Island listed by Chapter and Title.
|South Carolina |
Search by keyword or browse the Criminal Code for South Carolina by Chapter and Title.
|South Dakota |
Title 22 of the South Dakota codified laws: Crimes.
Browse the Criminal Code for Tennessee by Chapter and Title.
Search the Texas Constitution and Statutes for Criminal Codes.
Browse the Criminal Code for Utah by Chapter and Title.
Browse the Criminal Code for Vermont by Chapter and Title.
Search Title 18.2 of the Virginia Code, Crimes and Offenses Generally.
Washington Criminal Code organized by Chapter.
|West Virginia |
Chapter 61 of the West Virginia Code: Crimes and their Punishment, searchable by keyword or phrase.
Search for or download Wyoming criminal code.
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