Are peoples criminal records public record?

Can anyone access anyones criminal records? If so how do you go about that? Is there an online database?

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  • Jesse
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    It varies on the State and even the county. .Convictions are public records in most states, while arrests are not. Most criminal courts have a database that allows the public to check court records. I live in Dallas County so I would check something like this.

    http://www.dallascounty.org/criminalBackgroundSear...

  • 6 years ago

    Criminal Records Search Database : http://criminalrecords.infosearchdetective.com/

  • 9 years ago

    Yes anyone can access criminal records they are public to everyone. Every state has a website to view online. Just google your location and criminal records.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No. Court records are public record. Not all are computerized but they are open to the public.

    Criminal records, such as rap sheets, are not available to the public.

    You can get your own but not others people's

    Just last month some police chief in Kansas got arrested by the Feds for supplying rap sheets to a private investigator.

    Source(s): retired cop
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  • culley
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    there are approaches around finding out to purchase the stuff even even though it takes leg artwork. you're able to be able to desire to place the request in writing and a few places in elementary terms deliver you the convictions that exceeded off in that state or county. And maximum county web content in elementary terms coach open criminal circumstances and not the disposition of the case. i think of the clarification is is that it could take assorted money and time to place all the archives onto a searchable records base for a internet site.

  • B
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Yes, arrest and convection records are available to the public try the county's web site.

    Most local papers also list everyone who was arrested so you can do an online search with the persons name and the town/city/county they live in. You could also add "police beat" to that search.

  • A
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    Yes in most states

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No. Juveniles are more private tho

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No but in some states I think you can

  • 9 years ago

    Yes, all they have to do is ask for the police and court report.

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