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What Information Can Be Found in Criminal Records?

A search of criminal records can reveal important and useful information about the people you deal with each day so that you have complete awareness of relationships that matter. The information found in criminal records varies between counties and jurisdictions, but in general they offer a record of all non-expunged criminal offenses, though frequently, lesser offenses such as traffic, speeding and drunk-driving incidents may also be included. They are available at the county, state, and federal level, and different law enforcement agencies often maintain their own separate databases.
The specific types of records that may be found in criminal records and what you can expect to learn from them include:

Criminal Index

  • List of criminal convictions over a certain time period.
  • Docket (case file) numbers

County Criminal Records

  • County-level misdemeanor cases
  • Names, aliases and addresses
  • Spouses and dependents
  • Social Security numbers and birthdates
  • Driver's license numbers
  • Occupation and employer
  • Physical description
  • Charges and transcripts of trials
  • Attorneys involved
  • Probation Reports

District / Circuit Court Criminal Records

  • Docket number
  • Names, aliases, and addresses of plaintiffs and defendants
  • Spouses and dependents
  • Social Security numbers and birth dates
  • Driver's license numbers
  • Occupations, employers, types of business
  • Physical description
  • Charges and transcripts of trials
  • Attorneys of record
  • Probation reports
  • Judgments

Traffic Tickets

  • Name, address and birth date
  • Physical description
  • Date, time and location of violation
  • Officer's name
  • Tag number
  • Year, make and model of vehicle

Parking Violation Bureau

  • Date, time and location of violation
  • Make, model and year of vehicle

How to Conduct a Criminal Records Search?

To conduct a comprehensive criminal records search, there are offices at the county, state and federal level that you should contact:

  • The County Clerk's Office where the crime was recorded will typically maintain a criminal records database that is accessible to the public.
  • The State Police Department where the crime was recording may archive criminal records.
  • The State Bureau of Investigation, a potential source of criminal records accessible by the public.
  • The Department of Public Safety within the applicable state sometimes archives criminal records.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) provides access to criminal history records for a fee. These records are typically cross-referenced with information associated with fingerprints and can reveal a considerable amount of information concerning arrests, including date, charges and disposition of the arrest. Requests for information must be made by mail.
  • The United States Department of Justice National Sex Offender Database provides a searchable listing of all known sex offenders.

National Criminal Records Resource Links

Federal Bureau of Investigation Identification Record Request/Criminal Background Checks - Cross-referenced with fingerprint information submitted by the FBI in connection with arrests, this database provides details corresponding to arrests and charges made by organizations with criminal justice responsibilities.

Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator (1982 - Present) - This online database lists all federal prison inmates from 1982 to present.

U.S. Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Website - This database allows citizens to search a obtain information on sex offenders nationwide with a single query.


Latest Questions and Comments for Criminal Records

25 Comment(s)Last comment at 2014-03-14 17:35 GMT

Iowa Bureau of Prisons has located one (1) inmate record for number 142715, name: Erin Dumbass, Sr. incarcerated for stupidity and spawning Erin Dumbass, Jr., who thinks this is the forum to find some Iowa inmate from the 30's with some obscure number.
Answer 2014-03-14 17:35 GMT
Sounds like you are still making mistakes, if you haven't gotten it together by age 30 and not being an e-filer and having spent time in juvi has made your life "in shambles" you might need to kill yourself and make room for the next loser.
Answer 2014-03-14 17:24 GMT
I recently tried to become an e-filer through the IRS...DENIED, reason being is because I never had a disposition from the juvenile court system. Guess what Columbus,GA don't have any information concerning this because I'm now 30. In order to obtain a disposition I thought you needed to go through the court system and county you were arrested in. IRS gave me a chance to fix it but what are the odds...1999 now 2013 life is in shambles because of a mistake I made as a child...thanks to me..."Kids watch your friends and be careful for nothing, your life is your own but decisions you make alters your credibility of ownership of yourself" JW...any one has any insight?
Answer 2013-11-28 05:07 GMT
was concerned if you have a active warrant for a female by the name of teresa nesbit...approximatly 33 to 34 years of age....white female
Answer 2013-11-27 05:49 GMT
I HAVE HEARD THAT MY FATHER (WHOM I NEVER KNEW) WAS IN THE DEER LODGE PRISON IN THE EARLY 1950'S HIS NAME WAS MAURICE MENDENHALL. I THINK HE WAS IN DILLON AT THE TIME HE WAS PUT UP IN PRISON. YOUR HELP IS APPRECIATED IF YOU CAN FIND THE RECORDS. REGARDS, RON MENDENHALL
Answer 2013-11-19 04:42 GMT
How can I get info on a person who was arrested on domestic violence? His case was dropped and he has done it again in the state of NM. I am the mother of the victim. I would like the DA in NM to know about his arrest in Charleston SC. Thanks, Debbie
Answer 2013-10-28 07:07 GMT
I want to see the profile and arrest record,photo of David Garcia took place 08-16-2010 reason because its a fraud ...I was never arrested...someone stole my identity....
Answer 2013-10-15 18:52 GMT
Looking for a prisoner with number 142715 from the 1930s. Think it was Iowa. Is that number associated with any prisoners from the 1930s?
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Answer 2013-06-05 03:23 GMT
How do I obtain my own record?
Answer 2013-04-29 21:52 GMT
Why do I find it odd that so called folks of my family are on seems like a lot of documents and seem to get appointed Executor of Estates ? And when questioned they always say "O' YOUR NOT PART OF THE FAMILY"!!  Even though my birth certificate has my dads on it and I drew a child's part of my dad's VA disability pension. I also have my parents marriage certificate..Maybe this executor was well though of........        
Answer 2013-03-02 15:45 GMT
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Answer 2013-01-23 15:35 GMT
I am trying to see Martin D Slovers arrest record.  He is the father of my great grandson..  I was told he is in prison for murder.
Answer 2012-11-18 16:23 GMT
Is it possible to obtain criminal records and court documents for conviction in NYC back in the 1930's?
Answer 2012-11-12 23:58 GMT
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Answer 2012-10-02 02:57 GMT
I think we should not have to pay to see offensis of people, especially when you might not want to contact them when you see they are an offender.  I would like to know what he has done.
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Answer 2012-08-24 01:46 GMT
Looking for public records on a conviction in the murder of Peggy L. Hinkle, age 32, happened in 1974 on March 5 - Gary, IN. Have been told case is solved - family never advised. Please reply or call 219-964-8757 Ragen Hinkle Alcocer
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Colorado Public Records - Bureau Of Investigation Edit

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is the states central justice agency providing services and resources to citizens and law enforcement agencies. Access criminal history arrest records, find amber alerts or more information about law and judicial service within the state.

Physical Address:
Bureau of Investigation 690 Kipling Street #3000 Denver, Colorado 80215
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Search for sex offenders in the state of Florida through a variety of search options, including a map search to locate offenders near a home or school address. Also find e-mail addresses and instant message names registered to sex offenders and predators.

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Hosted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, search for sex offenders who have been convicted of a criminal offense, sexually danger predators or absconders who have failed to register through the Georgia Sex Offender Registry. Access important documents including a list of sex offenders by county or summary of sex offender information. Explore unsolved cases or submit absconder tips online.

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Inmate Records and Information P.O. Box 1529 Forsyth, Georgia 31029

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Hawaii Public Records - Sex Offender Registry Edit

Search for registered sex offenders in Hawaii through Hawaii's Criminal Justice Data Center. Sign up to receive email alerts when a sex offender moves into your area. Information provided in this database on offenders includes: name, prior names, aliases, nicknames and pseudonyms, year of birth and alias year of births, physical description including scars and tattoos, photograph, residence, temporary and future addresses, personal vehicles(s) driven, street name of employment and volunteer loc

Physical Address:
Criminal Justice Data Center Kekuanao'a Building 465 South King St., Room 102 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Contact: P: 808.587.3350

Idaho Public Records - Sex Offender Registry Edit

Based on the statutory duty for convicted felony sex offenders to register with their local sheriff, the Idaho State Police provides a list of Violent Sexual Predators, Non-Compliant Offenders and Quarterly Non-Compliant Offenders for review. Also conduct a search of the Idaho Sex Offender Registry using name, city, county, zip code or by map.

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Central Sex Offender Registry 700 South Stratford Dr., Suite 120 Meridian, Idaho 83642
Contact: P: 208.884.7305 F: 208.884.7193 E: idsor@isp.idaho.gov

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