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Free arrest records provide information that could be valuable in knowing about a person’s true past. There are public resources and databases from which you can personally conduct an investigation about anyone’s background. This search can be performed from your own computer and in the privacy of your home. If a person’s criminal background is extensive, if you don’t know where a person may have committed a crime or if he or she is using an alias, you might not get the information you’re seeking from free arrest records. You may not be familiar with the huge amount of information available on databases run by states and counties. It’s a formidable amount of data and you may receive erroneous information about a person if you don’t know how to maneuver around the sites.
For this reason, you may want to enlist the services of an online, fee-based search service. These services can provide you with more than basic information about a person in question and you’ll receive a detailed and concise report on your own computer. Professional search services have the advantage of being able to access databases and use powerful search engines that can put together the puzzle of a person’s criminal background. They’ll “translate” the report into a type of language a layman can understand. Even legal professionals use these arrest records’ search sites to gather conclusive information about clients or to solve a case. You can become a member of a search site or use it as a one-time only operation. Free arrest records sites run by a state or county may not notify you of charges that were brought against a person if those charges were dropped or plea-bargained. A fee-based search site will report everything about a person’s background that involves a criminal charge – whether dropped, or not.