Most law enforcement agencies offer free public access to arrest records on their websites. A search engine query of your city, the law enforcement agency that carried out the arrest and the keywords, "arrest records" will likely navigate you to a government webpage where you can begin your search for free.How do you search for arrest records?
First and foremost, you need to have the complete name and address of the person and if possible his/her social security number. Then you can visit the office of the county clerk and ask the officials concerned to conduct a criminal arrest record search on the person.Are arrest records public record?
When a person is taken into custody and arrested, their arrest is recorded into a public record, known as a public arrest record. This record is then kept and maintained by a law enforcement agency regarding a person’s arrest, detention, or confinement.What are public arrest records?
Arrest records are considered public records and are available at the municipal, city, county, and state level. The public is able to look up arrest records as a matter of law. They are either held by local law enforcement (police station or sheriff's department) or by courthouses in the jurisdiction where the arrest took place.