One of the documents that the general public can access is the arrest records public files. An arrest record is made once a certain individual is arrested. Information about the arrested individual as well as the arrest itself is documented on the file.
As the name implies, Utah Criminal Records would contain information about the arrest of an individual. One can find the place and date when an individual was arrested. The manner of how the arrest was carried out can also be found on the file along with the names of the officers who conducted the arrest and their notes on the arrest incident. The information that can be found on the file is enough to conduct a background check on an individual. People would check out the records of those they interact with.
Aside from background check, the information on an arrest record can be used by the arrested person himself if he wants to complain about the sentence imposed to him. One would also be able to verify whether the arrest was conducted appropriately or not.
There are some arrest files that are kept confidential, although arrest documents are to be made open to the public. Some hidden files are referred to as expunged records. Expunging records are only done in some states only. The arrest files of minors are also kept confidential as mandated by the nation’s law.
Retrieval of an arrest record can be different on each state. Some state only allows the request to be done at the office of the Department of Justice itself. Other methods may not be allowed in some state. The fee for the retrieval of an arrest record is not the same for all state. One can only request for their personal arrest files. Authorized individuals such as employers can also request for the record as long as they would be able to provide an authorization request letter. One has to spend time in order to file the request for the retrieval of the document. It would also take 14 days to get the requested file. Such wait time has been reduced to a great deal of amount.
The development of the Internet has allowed the retrieval of an arrest record easier. One can also conduct an arrest records search for free however; the results may not be as accurate as compared to the result of the paid search. Even paid search may not be able to guarantee accurate results but they ensure that the retrieval is done thoroughly. Using the Internet to get the record is, by far, the fastest and the most convenient method there is because it can be done even at the comforts of one’s home.