Criminal court records are open to the public. If you have the time you can go down to the county courthouse where the incident took place and ask to see the records. This may take time however, and you may need to answer as to why you want to see the records, although this way of obtaining records is free.
In order to take care of the matter quickly and efficiently, go online and do a search for criminal court records. You will need to provide information about the individual whose record you want. This information may include full name, birthday, and other basic information you would have available if you are a potential employer.
Many online services offer free services, while some may charge a minimal fee. A fee can occur particularly if you are having the records delivered to your house.
If you are unable to access the records you want directly online and instead will have to wait for the records to be delivered, then going to the courthouse in person may be the quickest way to view the records. Remember, anything that occurred while the person was a minor will be sealed.
Also, some judges request that records are sealed for some reason or another. There are basic searches you can do to get information immediately if an entire court record is long in coming. For instance, a sex offender registry will have people listed by name and a search to see if someone is registered will only take a minute or two.