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The primary purpose of records from the viewpoint of the government is for agencies that have supervisory powers over other agencies to use these records to make sure that those agencies over which they have supervisory powers over are doing their job. This is true even for records that, at first glance, actually provide information. Among these records are arrest records like Hamilton County Arrest Records. Frequently, these records are the only way and means that supervisory agencies could make sure that the proper procedure had been followed and that the rights of the person whom the records refer to had been respected. It is, however, undeniable that these records had, over the past few years, found other uses in the form of providing information to the public regarding the person whom the records refer to. Of course, this is not surprising considering that the information contained within these records have been frequently of great interest to a class of persons such as business owners who are looking to hire the person whom the records refer to, or parents who want to make sure that it is sage to leave their children in the company of these people whom the records refer to. In fact, even ordinary neighbors may express interest n these records.
Fortunately, it is relatively easy to gain access and copies of these records, and this is because these records are classified as public records. As public records, they are supposed to be available to the public at all times. An added advantage of the public record classification is the great respect afforded to these documents when it comes to their authenticity. Thus, only one look is required before the information contained within the four corners of the papers that make up the record before the information contained would be declared to be authentic. One could then imagine the kind of problems that a single document could cause for the person whom the records refer to if false information is on the document, and preventing the same is one of the reasons why there is a procedure to follow, and why there are multiple records.
One of the places where arrest records could be found and copies of the same could be requested from is the district court. This is because arrest records are edited by the district court whenever the court passes judgment. To request for copies of record at the district court, the person making the request would have to physically go to the records division of the district court and make the request there. There are a number of staff members in the records division and they would be of great assistance because they are the ones who would do the actual search. Of course, the searcher should provide some information regarding the document that he or she is interested in to the member of the staff otherwise there could be no search. Once the records of interest to the searcher had been located, all that is left is for the searcher to request for a copy of the same and to pay the required fee which is one dollar per page of the document.
For those who require the records as soon as possible but would not require them for any official purposes, it would perhaps be more efficient to do the search using online databases. The fact that the results of these searches would be in electronic format would disqualify them from being used in official purposes, but the fact that they are in electronic format means that the records could be located in a faster and more efficient manner using the databases. Finally, some of these databases do not charge anything for the use of their information, and because they are in electronic format, the search could be conducted from the house, indeed, the room, of the searcher.
Hamilton County Jail Records
The procedure given below is for searches in the district court
- Head over to the district court and locate their records division.
- Inform a member of the staff of your intention to search for records. You should be directed to a free member of the staff who would assist you in your search.
- Inform the member of the staff assigned to you of your intention and answer the question of your assistant so that the search could be narrowed.
- Using their database, the member of the staff would attempt to locate a copy of the record for you.
- If there are copies, the member of the staff would soon produce the same for your perusal.
- Request that copies be made for you.
- You would be directed to the cashier where you would be requested to pay the required fee.
- After paying the required fee, return to the records division and claim your copy of the record.
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