Criminal Search – Jail Records Search
If you are looking to locate the personal records of someone then you will want to know where to find the jail records of a person. There are two options, you can go to the county in which the person lives or you can do a jail search online. Whichever method you choose, it may take some time depending on how extensive your information collection is and how complicated the case may be. If you don’t know where to start then it’s best to start with the latter option. In many cases the Internet is a good starting point.
What many people don’t realize is that the local courthouse holds much of the public criminal information of a county. This includes all arrest warrants, complaints and other criminal activity from any address in the county. It doesn’t matter if the person has lived in another county or state before or if they have just committed a crime from another jurisdiction. The records are kept in an automated database that is readily available to the public. Some counties and states offer access to this information as a public service while most require a nominal fee for access.
If you are looking for criminal records you may be able to perform a search online but you should be careful as many “free” sites will actually wind up costing you money. Many of the “free” sites will require you to pay a fee for the criminal data search. It is important to understand that they will not give you everything you need because the database contains millions of records that have been compiled over years.
Criminal databases are useful in that they give you the name of the person and their criminal background. You may be able to learn more about them such as when they were arrested, how long they were in jail, how long they were in prison and so forth. You can also learn more about their victim which could help you decide whether they are a likely future partner for a specific person. This information can also help you learn more about any other crimes they may be charged with such as assault, disorderly conduct, shoplifting, DWI and so forth.
If you perform a jail records search on an individual you will have to give them consent in order to obtain the information. This consent can generally be given by the person you are searching the jail records on or by a court officer. If you do not have consent as well as the proper authorization it is considered a legal search and you may be held in jail without a further opportunity to obtain this information. Jail records should only be accessed by law enforcement officials and certified law enforcement personnel. In addition they are only accessible for a period of time that is legally allowed.
If you want to do a criminal search you should consider a reputable site. There are many sites available that charge fees for this information but you have no way to tell if they are credible. Make sure you find out what sources the site uses for its information. Make sure that the site you choose has a money back guarantee for your satisfaction in case they do not provide the information you are looking for. After all, you want to use a service that provides accurate, timely, and current information.